France’s foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, to visit Athens on Tuesday

France’s foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, will visit Athens on Tuesday to discuss migration, the Cyprus issue, bilateral relations and other European and regional issues. Athens is his second stop in his visit to the region, after Turkey and before Cyprus.

He will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and hold talks with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias. The French official’s private meeting with Kotzias is scheduled at 11:30 and will be followed by a wider meeting involving the respective delegations. They will then make comments to the press.

Ayrault will also meet with representatives of French companies in Greece to discuss the strengthening of economic relations between the two countries, as France is the fourth biggest investor in the country.