Greece

Athens looking to redeploy East Med diplomacy

The Greek Foreign Ministry reportedly plans to reactivate Greece's involvement in the wider Eastern Mediterranean region in tandem with the gradual lifting of the lockdown.

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias plans to resume contacts in coming days with his counterparts in the region, while on Tuesday he announced the appointment of Tasia Athanasiou as special envoy for Syria. 

President Sakellaropoulou hails 'impressive maturity' of Greeks

Greece's President Katerina Sakellaropoulou praised Greeks for displaying" impressive maturity" in observing lockdown regulations during a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis that was broadcast on television. 

Mitsotakis, for his part, said his visit to Sakellaropoulou marked "the transition to the next phase of this great battle."

Greek PM to visit president for briefing on Covid-19 measures, economic impact

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to visit President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday at noon to brief her on the progress of efforts by the state to contain Covid-19 as well as the economic impact of the pandemic. 

According to an announcement from Mitsotakis' office, the premier plams to update the president on the situation on a monthly basis. 

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