To Potami considers that the establishment of a National Security Council is an indispensable political obligation. The Council will have a supporting role in the decision-making process, concerning the safety of the country.
To Potami organized an event on Foreign Policy, under the auspices of EP’s Socialists and Democrats. The event took place in Zappeion Conference and Exhibition Center. A series of high-ranked officials launched the relevant debate, among them the President of the Hellenic Parliament Nikos Voutsis, the coordinator of Foreign Affairs and Defense of New Democracy Dora Bakoyannis, the President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELlAMEP) Loukas Tsoukalis, former Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights Christos Rozakis, To Potami MEP Miltos Kyrkos and Ambassador Georgios Kaklikis (ad hon.), in charge of foreign policy and European affairs in To Potami.
Within this event To Potami made a specific proposal on the establishment and function of a National Security Council, which will have the role of supporting any government in power, in its decision-making process. Stavros Theodorakis pointed out “They are all talking about the need for coordination, but the country lacks established institutions”. Mr Theodorakis pointed out that To Potami will do anything within its power to support the effort made by the people in Cyprus, as well as President Anastasiades, so that there can be a solution to the Cyprus issue”.
Mr Kaklikis stated that “To Potami considers that the establishment of a National Security Council is an indispensable political obligation. The Council will have a supporting role in the decision-making process, concerning the safety of the country. It will be in charge of the supervision of all issues related with national security, foreign policy, defense strategy, information coordination and resources safety. Of course, the Council will not replace the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA), which is a purely governmental institution”.
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