No country can totally control its borders, says FM Kotzias at meeting with German counterpart Steinmeir

The bilateral relations, the refugees issue, the crises in several regions as well as the Cyprus issue were among the issues discussed during a working dinner hosted by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir to his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias on Saturday evening in Berlin.

Kotzias rejected again the possibility of Greek and Turkish coast guards common patrols in the Aegean Sea and suggested Frontex to undertake the readmission to Turkey of those migrants not entitled asylum after their identification in Greece. The real problem of the refugees issue is first of all the conflict in Syria, said Kotzias noting that those counties that set a Schengen issue are mostly those that do not have problems with refugees and migrants.

They speak however, as he claimed, in order to not implement EU’s decisions. Kotzias reiterated that no country can totally control its borders and this was proved and in the case of Germany.