German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrived at the Greek government headquarters at the Maximos Mansion at 19:30 on Wednesday evening for the start of a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Gabriel, who was accompanied by a large convoy of cars, was met at entrance of the Maximos Mansion by his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias.
In an announcement concerning the visit, German foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said it was a positive message for bilateral relations, expressing “his own and German solidarity with the Greeks”.
During his visit on Wednesday and Thursday, Gabriel is scheduled to have a working dinner with the prime minister on Wednesday night and then a series of meetings with President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Thursday. The talks during the visit are expected to focus on the migration and refugee crisis.
He will also visit the gallery that is to exhibit woks of art in the ‘documenta 14’ art exhibition taking place in Athens and Kassel, Germany.