PM Tsipras and President Erdogan met in New York on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly. The meeting was held in a positive atmosphere with the Greek Prime Minister setting the issue of the Turkish provocations in the Aegean as well as the strengthening of the Athens-Ankara cooperation regarding security and refugee issues.

According to government sources, the Greek Prime Minister stressed the need to respect the international laws and reduce tensions in the Aegean and agreed to intensify contacts on this issue, while implementing confidence-building measures.

The two leaders agreed to step up cooperation on both immigration with a view to reducing flows, as well as on security issues to counter terrorism and dismantle trafficking.