"It is now becoming more imperative than ever to face challenges and solve longstanding problems that divide us," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday shortly after his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
The implementation of our agenda must be based on good-neighborly relations and mutual respect without actions that undermine them. The Aegean must be a sea of peace and stability, he noted.
He said their talks had covered all issues between Greece and Turkey - namely relations between them, Turkey's relations with the EU, the Cyprus issue and developments in the region - as well as noting that their talks, "in addition to being honest and substantive, are also essential at this crucial time."
"We agreed that tensions should be prevented and not suppressed," Tsipras added, and therefore an open channel of communication between armed forces chiefs in the two countries.
The positive agenda of the two countries is also developing in areas of strategic importance, such as energy, transport, counter-terrorism and the refugee - migration crisis, the Greek premier stressed.
In the field of Euro-Turkish relations, Greece supports Turkey's EU accession course, which can help resolve issues and stimulate further cooperation, added Tsipras.