Greece, Egypt want Biden to play ‘decisive role’ in Turkey maritime dispute

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says he expects US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration to play a “more decisive role” in calming tensions with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean.

“We have every reason to welcome, along with all our partners in the region, the return of the United States to its central role as a leader of Nato,” he said on Wednesday after a meeting in Athens with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

“I believe that Greece and Egypt will welcome and have a positive attitude toward the determination of America’s contribution to the events of the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean in our troubled region,” Mitsotakis added.

Greece and Egypt are at odds with Turkey over a maritime boundary dispute in the eastern Mediterranean, concerning rights to search for and exploit natural gas deposits.

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