Macron on a 2-day official visit in Athens

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Last Update: 09:59

The French President is expected in Athens today for his 2-day visit aimed at promoting his campaign for rendering European institutions more democratic. Mr. Macron will hold meetings with both the Greek PM and the main opposition leader, with the agenda focusing on EU-wide reforms, privatisations, investments and immigration.

The French President will also be accompanied by business leaders representing French companies interested in investing in Greece, mainly in sectors related to infrastructure and energy.According to the schedule released by the Presidential Mansion, Macron΄s full program is the following:

THURSDAY

13:00 Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, arrive at Athens International Airport where they will be greeted by government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos

13:30 Arrival at Syntagma square to lay a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier

13:45 Macron and his wife will go to the Presidential Mansion where they will meet Prokopis Pavlopoulos and his wife Vlasia Pavlopoulou. The two presidents will make brief statements to the press which will be followed by a private meeting.

15:30 Macron and his delegation will go to Maximos Mansion where he will be greeted by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. A private meeting will follow. 

16:15 Talks will continue with the participation of the two delegations

17:00 Tsipras and Macron to hold joint press conference

19:05 Macron and his wife will go to the Pnyx where Tsipras and the French president will speak 

21:00-23:00 Official dinner for the French president and his wife hosted by Pavlopoulos

FRIDAY

10:00 Tsipras and Macron to preside over a working round-table meeting between Greek and French business leaders at Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center

11:45 Macron and his wife will visit the French Archaeological School where they will attend a 3D presentation of the archaeological excavations in Delos

12:00-13:15 Macron to host a reception in honor of the French community in Greece

13:30-14:45 Lunch with Greek and French artists and intellectuals at the French Institute

14:45-15:15 Macron to meet with Greek and French media

15:15 Macron, his wife and the french delegation conclude their visit to Greece and depart for Athens? International Airport where their flight is scheduled at 16:00

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