German Chancellor Merkel to make an official visit to Athens


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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel will make an official visit to Athens on January the 10th and 11th.

According to the alternate government spokesman Martina Fietz, Merkel will meet with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday afternoon and afterward they will make joint statements to the press.

Merkel and Tsipras are set to discuss bilateral relations as well as European and international issues.

On Friday, Merkel will meet with Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and later Merkel will visit the German School of Athens and meet with Greek artists, scientists, and intellectuals as well as with representatives of German and Greek enterprises.

The German Chancellor will also meet with the leader of the main opposition New Democracy (ND) Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The spokesperson of the German government said that the plan of the visit has not been concluded yet and there may be changes in the time of the meetings.

*Source: AMNA