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Mitsotakis, Merkel meet at Maximos Mansion

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was on Friday holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, in what government sources described as a “highly symbolic” meeting.

The meeting was expected to include an overview of bilateral relations, while issues such as Greek-Turkish and Euro-Turkish relations were also expected to be discussed after the latest developments and the ongoing Turkish provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya and its use of immigration to gain leverage. 

The agenda was also set to touch on the moves that Greece has made in the energy sector, with the most recent example being the signing of an agreement with Egypt for the connection of the two countries’ electricity grids.

The talks were finally expected to focus on bilateral economic relations, as well as the European debate on how to adapt the union’s fiscal rules to meet the challenges of the times and the new reality created by the pandemic.

Merkel was earlier on Friday received by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Palace.

Mitsotakis hosted Merkel for dinner after her arrival on Thursday.