The foreign ministers of Greece and Albania held a first round of talks on the longstanding issues between the two countries in a two-day meeting on the island of Crete over the weekend.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited businesses from the Middle East to invest in Greece in his keynote speech at the opening of the second EU-Arab World Summit, held in Athens from November 9-10.
Athens is seeking ways to keep open the channels of communication with neighbouring countries with which bilateral relations are strained due to unresolved diplomatic issues.
Athens is in the process of trying to settle disagreements with its neighbours, but has found itself embroiled in an unexpected row with a fellow European Union (EU) member state, Spain, over the crisis in Catalonia.
The next few months are likely to see a renewed attempt by the Greek government to address several unresolved issues it has with its Balkan neighbours.
The focal point of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's trip to the US on Tuesday came with talks at the White House with US President Donald Trump, who provided the positive comments that Athens was hoping for on the Greek economy.
Preparing for his visit to Washington on October 17 will top the agenda for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s office this week.
Turkey's decision to sign a controversial deal worth 2.14 billion euros with Russia for S-400 anti-aircraft missiles has sparked concerns within NATO and the European Union, putting the Greek government on alert as well.
Athens is closely monitoring the increased tensions between Berlin and Ankara, especially regarding the latter’s hopes for European Union accession.
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is launching an effort to resolve a number of lingering issues between Greece and countries in the Western Balkans.