By G9ija

“Greece is committed to protecting its borders, which are also the borders of the European Union. Greece fully respects human rights during the specific process and this includes, among others, intercepting all attempts at illegal entry,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday in joint statements with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė regarding migration issues.

Mitsotakis repeated the need for the best possible coordination of the action by EU member-states and referred to the processes currently underway to finalize the new European Pact on Migration and Asylum. “We must arrive at a common European policy, which does not excessively burden the countries that are on the external borders of the Union and ensures a fair distribution of the burden among the EU partners,” he said.