Sergey Lavrov and N. Kotzias programme on Wednesday

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, due to arrive in Greece on an official visit, and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias are to attend the start of the 4th Greek-Russian Social Forum opening at the Zappion building in central Athens on Wednesday.

Lavrov is to then accompany Kotzias to the Byzantine and Christian Museum for the opening of the “The State Hermitage: Gateway to History” exhibition and the two men are then scheduled to have a one-on-one meeting at the foreign ministry.

Following the meeting, there is to be a ceremony for the official signature of the Greek and Russian foreign ministries’ consultations programme for 2017-2019, followed by joint statements to the press.

On Wednesday afternoon, Kotzias will attend a ceremony naming Lavrov an honorary doctor of Piraeus University.