Mitsotakis, Macron hold telephone call


Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

Talks focused on the upcoming European Council (to be held via teleconference), the report on Turkey by European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Libya, and the fight against Covid-19.

Macron last week canceled a visit to Athens where he was expected to attend celebrations on March 25 commemorating the bicentennial of the beginning of Greece’s War of Independence in 1821.

The decision was made as the French government imposed a month-long lockdown on Paris and parts of northern France against the virus.