Imamoglu meets with counterpart in Athens

Imamoglu meets with counterpart in Athens

The mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, arrived in Athens on Tuesday for a two-day visit, as the official guest of Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis.

The Istanbul mayor is meeting with Bakoyannis at Athens City Hall earlier in the day, which were followed by joint statements to the press.

At 1 p.m. the two mayors will be received by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. In the afternoon, the mayor of Athens will accompany Imamoglu on a tour of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and at 9 p.m. they will visit the Herod Atticus Odeon theatre to see Monica Bellucci perform the monologue “Maria Callas: Letters and Memories”.

On Wednesday, Imamoglu will visit the Ancient Agora at 11.30 a.m. and then Syntagma Square and Zappion, to inspect the urban regeneration projects underway in the area. At 4.30 p.m. he will visit exhibition “Portals” of the Organization for Culture and Development NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory in Lenorman. The Turkish mayor will depart on Wednesday night for Istanbul.

Imamoglu’s trip follows Bakoyannis’s visit to Istanbul last May, when the two mayors signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the fields of culture and tourism.

[Alexandros Beltes/ANA-MPA]


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