Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Wednesday thanked Jean Asselborn, visiting Luxembourgian minister of Foreign and European Affairs and of Immigration and Asylum, for his support of Greece in the summer of 2015, when Luxembourg held the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.
During their meeting at the presidential mansion, Pavlopoulos said, “We Greeks will never forget your great contribution, especially in the summer of 2015 during Luxembourg’s presidency, in everything related to Greece’s remaining a member of the EU and of its tough nucleus, the Eurozone.”
“What you did for Greece benefitted Europe” and its cohesion, the president said, adding that the EU could play a role on a planetary level by supporting peace and democracy globally.
Asselborn said that he had visited two refugee housing centers, in Schistos and near the port of Piraeus, with Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas. “We saw that we cannot do anything without Europe’s role – perhaps all state leaders in Europe should visit Greece to see the conditions here, how these people live, how policy is formulated, to comprehend how to solve this problem that belongs to all of us,” he said.