Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos extended wishes for a successful tenure in the municipality of Thessaloniki to the new mayor Yiannis Boutaris who visited him at the Phanar.

"We wish a good tenure for the benefit of the people of Thessaloniki," the Patriarch said, while Boutaris termed the meeting "yet another small stone in the very close relations that the municipality wants to develop with the Ecumenical Patriarcate."