Greece’s “borders are secure and inviolable,” says Citizen Protection Minister

Greece’s Citizens Protection Minister Chrysochoidis, visiting the borders with Turkey on Friday said that the situation in Afghanistan could lead to “migratory flows.” “It is our decision to defend and secure our borders. Our borders will remain safe and inviolable,” he stressed.

“It is our decision, and this is Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ order, that we convey here today to the Armed Forces and Greek police officers and to local administrators the protection of our borders”, Chrysochoidis added furing a border inspection together with National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos.

He underlined that the crisis in Afghanistan has changed the geopolitical sphere and also increased the possibility of migration flows.

“We support the democratic rights and the people’s freedoms but at the same time we can’t allow the instrumentalisation of the possible migration flows that arise,” he underlined.

On his part, Panagiotopoulos asserted that “Greece continues to shield against any possible or existing security threat”. He said that his visit with Chrysochoidiss along Greece’s land borders affirmed the “excellent and upgraded operation of the border pro