Serhat TUNAR -TDO- South Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodulidis expressed his readiness to take the lead so that the European Union can fill the power vacuum in the Mediterranean.
Claiming that the European Union has failed to become a leader in the fight against migration issues in the region, Christodulidis said the Union must take more concrete steps to strengthen its population and military presence in the Mediterranean. Christodulidis noted that his country, which is close to the Middle East as a member of the European Union, could be a base for the Union's missions in the region.
According to Christodulidis, one of the reasons for the power vacuum in the region is that the United States remains silent on developments in the Mediterranean. According to the Greek Cypriot minister, the European Union should fill this gap caused by the indifference of the United States.