On Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO member states had coordinated the details of the military alliance’s operation in the Aegean Sea aimed at curbing the influx of migrants into Europe from the Middle East.
"The operation by NATO [is] already taking place. They have started but for the time being we don't have specific results," Voridis said.
"We [will] have to see how this is going to work," the Greek politician added.
The alliance has deployed several ships of the Standing Maritime Group 2 to the Aegean Sea to tackle refugee smuggling. According to Stoltenberg, the group should conduct reconnaissance, monitoring and surveillance activities in the area and maintain contact with EU border agency Frontex.
According to the International Organization for Migration, over 78,000 migrants or refugees have crossed into Greece via sea routes since the beginning of 2016.