Saturday, June 15 2024

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou visits Germany

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(Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou with Bundestag President Barbel Bas Photo: EUROKINISSI)
The Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou is on a three-day visit to Germany, starting yesterday, Wednesday (18 Jan). Starting her three-day official visit to Germany, Ms Sakellaropoulou held a one-hour meeting with Bundestag President Barbel Bas.
 The visit is taking place amid mutual trust after a decade of bilateral friction over the debt crisis, the migration issue and the German government’s stance of equal distances with regard to tension between Greece and Turkey.
The two women had an extremely friendly discussion on issues that unite the two countries – energy, migration, and the Greek and Turkish elections.
She then visited the Gemäldegalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin Art Museum), where she was given a tour of the collection of paintings from the 13th-18th century by Director Dagmar Hirschfelder.
Later on Wednesday evening, Ms Sakellaropoulou met with Metropolitan & Exarch of Central Europe Augustinos. She also met with the President and with the Secretary General of the Federation of Greek Communities in Germany, Panagiotis Drosinakis and Nikolaos Athanasiadis.
On Thursday, Ms Sakellaropoulou will visit Bellevue Palace, where she will be received with military honors by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
On Friday, Ms Sakellaropoulou will meet Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and she will also visit the Jewish Museum of Berlin, where she will be given a tour by curator Miriam Goldmann.