German FM in Athens to discuss refugee issue

29 October 2015
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Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier is on an official visit to Greece to discuss the refugee issue and the third bailout program for Greece.

A meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at 1 p.m. and PM Alexis Tsipras at 1.30 p.m. is part of efforts to help Greece find a solution to its problems. Steinmeier is also holding a discussion with Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

ā€œA close cooperation between Greece and the EU is necessary on the migration issue as well as a close cooperation with Germany,ā€ says Mark Schaefer, a spokesman of the German Foreign Minister.

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