Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his joy when visiting the Port of Alexandroupolis the day after it was announced that interested groups are welcome to participate in the tender for the privatization of the port.

“The investment that will be made in the port of Alexandroupolis through its privatization, will make it, we all envision, a centre of development not only for the city of Alexandroupolis, but for the whole of Thrace,” said Mitsotakis during the visit in the port.

He said that he is satisfied because these are four very credible proposals and looks forward to the completion of the next steps of the bidding process.

The Prime Minister walked for a while in the port area and the president of the Port Authority, Konstantinos Hatzimichael, showed him the area in which the investment will be made.

Hatzimichael expressed his joy because the visit of the Prime Minister coincided with the 150th anniversary of the port.

Later in the same day, Mitsotakis flew to the island of Samothrace from Alexandroupolis with a military helicopter.

At the heliport, the Prime Minister was welcomed by the Mayor of Samothrace, Nikos Galatoumos. Mitsotakis expressed his joy because, as he said, Samothrace is one of the few places in Greece that he had not visited until now.

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PM Mitsotakis at Samothrace after visiting Alexandroupolis (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Dimitris Papamitsos)

At the entrance of Chora, residents reserved a warm welcome to the Prime Minister and his wife Mareva Grabovski-Mitsotakis. They were offered masks with the Samothrace logo and Mitsotakis immediately took off the one he was wearing and put on the one from Samothrace.

Mitsotakis greeted, in the way that was established due to the pandemic, several residents and talked to them, as well as with small children. He asked two of them why they were not wearing a mask.

This was followed by a meeting with the mayor and the members of the municipal council.

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