New UN High Commissioner for refugees to visit Greece

21 February 2016
795 Views

Newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, is expected to pay his first official visit to Greece on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Grandi will visit Lesvos to meet with the local authorities, the Coast Guard, EU agencies, NGOs and volunteer groups.

He is then scheduled to visit Athens, where he will meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and ministers dealing with the refugee crisis.

Grandi will also visit refugee hosting areas and apartments which have been included in the EU and UNHCR renting programme.

A press conference will concluded his trip to Greece on Wednesday, at the offices of the Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers.

The High Commissioner will be accompanied by Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR Regional Office Director for Europe and Regional Coordinator for the refugee crisis.

You may be interested

Coronavirus Greece: 2,215 new cases, 451 intubated, 32 deaths
GREECE
shares27 views
GREECE
shares27 views

Coronavirus Greece: 2,215 new cases, 451 intubated, 32 deaths

makis - Mar 05, 2021

Greece announced that the new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours are 2,215, of which 15…

Great city routes to explore on foot in Athens
ART
shares25 views
ART
shares25 views

Great city routes to explore on foot in Athens

Panos - Mar 05, 2021

Athens reveals its best charms to those who put one foot in front of the other! Whether you’re looking to…

Jerusalem Post: Turkey tries insulting Egypt, Greece in imaginary maritime deal – Analysis
DEFENCE
shares43 views
DEFENCE
shares43 views

Jerusalem Post: Turkey tries insulting Egypt, Greece in imaginary maritime deal – Analysis

Panos - Mar 05, 2021

Turkey has invented a new “reconciliation,” after attempts to spread propaganda stories of “reconciliation” with Israel failed last year. In…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.