Varvitsiotis to outline Greek priorities for presidency of CoE ministerial committee next week

Greece will assume the presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on May 15, and Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis will present its priorities on Tuesday in Athens.

According to a statement by Varvitsiotis on Thursday, Greece’s main focus will be the protection of human life and public health during the Covid-19 era. The minister will hold a press conference online at 12:00 on May 12.

The six-month presidency, rotating among EU members in alphabetical order, is currently held by Georgia. Greece’s presidency runs to November 2020, followed by Germany.