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Maas called for the cessation of drilling operations Turkey in the EEZ of Cyprus

Germany believes that Turkey must cease drilling in the EEZ of Cyprus and not to start similar work in close proximity to the Greek Islands, said the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas after talks in Athens with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.

Turkey was one of the main issues of the meeting. Greece at all levels raises the question of Turkey's plans to start drilling near Crete and on the ongoing work near Cyprus.

Greece and Egypt held talks on the delimitation of the economic zone

Greece and Egypt resumed talks on the delimitation of the exclusive economic zone between the two countries, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias following the visit to Cairo.

Dendias on Thursday visited Egypt, he was received by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In the course of negotiations with Minister of foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh shoukry discussed bilateral and regional issues, special attention was paid to the demarcation of Maritime zones, the events in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Maas praised the development of the situation in Libya

Berlin will continue peacekeeping efforts in Libya, without a political solution to the conflict the country faces an endless civil war, said foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.

"We must admit that the arms embargo is violated by both parties and this led to the fact that neither party received from this military advantage. But we can't say that has made some contribution to the solution of the conflict. It should be resolved by political means", - he said at a press conference in Berlin following talks with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio.