Premier Laschet and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis – Picture by NRW, Ralph Sondermann.
Monday, 3 August 2020, Athens, Hellenic Republic: North Rhine-Westphalia’s Premier Armin Laschet and the Minister for Children, Family, Refugees and Integration, Dr. Joachim Stamp, held political talks in Greece with, among others, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
The intensive bilateral exchange with the Greek government is a focal point of the Prime Minister’s several-day trip to Greece. In addition, Premier Laschet was there for a personal impression of the situation on the ground in the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesbos.
After an exchange with the Deputy Minister for Migration, Giorgos Koumoutsakos, Premier Laschet met the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for a four-eye discussion at the Prime Minister’s Office. Both had last met in Berlin back on 9 March 2020 and agreed to continue the exchange. Both continued the bilateral talks during a subsequent discussion in a larger circle with the delegation and a joint luncheon at the invitation of the Prime Minister.
The topics of the exchange were bilateral relations, challenges posed by the Corona pandemic, energy system transformation in Greece and Germany, the refugee situation on the Greek islands, European migration policy, the protection of Europe’s external borders and possible support from North Rhine-Westphalia.
Afterwards, Premier Laschet and Minister Dr. Stamp met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in the context of a further bilateral meeting.
For further information Government of NRW: https://www.land.nrw/de/pressemitteilung/ministerpraesident-armin-laschet-trifft-den-griechischen-premierminister-giorgios
President of the Hellenic Government: https://primeminister.gr