PM Mitsotakis met with Austrian Chancellor Nehammer in Athens

Kyriakos Mitsotakis received the Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who is in Greece for the two-day meeting of the leaders of the European People’s Party, today at Maximos Mansion. The talks between the two men focused among other things, on immigration and energy.

“I am delighted to welcome you again, as Chancellor this time. Last time you came as Minister of the Interior. This gathering of EPP friends in Athens is an important opportunity to discuss our bilateral priorities. Let me emphasise again how good the relationship is between our two countries and how well we have also cooperated in the European Council on many very important issues. Again, welcome”, noted the Prime Minister at the beginning of the meeting.

“Thank you very much. Thank you for your hospitality. I’m glad to be here again. Indeed our relations are good and we can further strengthen our economic relations. It is a very positive initiative for the Prime Ministers of the EPP to meet again now to think about the future of the EPP. I think we have a lot to talk about that as well as the current developments in the EU because we have big issues like the energy crisis, and the immigration crisis. Immigration is for Austria an issue that is now an important priority because we have many irregular immigrants. Therefore, yes, we have a lot to discuss”, said the Chancellor.

During the meeting, the excellent level of relations between the two countries was confirmed. Issues of bilateral cooperation were discussed, as well as issues of mutual interest, such as the energy crisis and immigration.

The Prime Minister informed the Austrian Chancellor about the initiatives undertaken by Greece and the infrastructure it is developing in order to become an energy hub, which will contribute to the independence from Russian fossil fuels and the energy security of Southeast Europe.

Regarding the current developments in the Western Balkans, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Carl Nehammer discussed the promotion of the European path of the countries of the region.

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