Deputy Culture & Tourism Minister Giorgos Nikitiadis on Monday briefed his Hungarian counterpart Endre Horvath on the informal summit of EU tourism ministers to take place on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, chaired by Greece.

Nikitiadis is on a visit to Budapest for the informal summit of the ministers of culture.

Nikitiadis briefed his counterpart on the contacts he had on the issue with EU Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

The Rhodes informal summit will most likely take place at the end of June, focusing on visa issuance and the obstacles with which thousands of tourists from non-Schengen countries, wishing to visit Europe, are faced.

Hungary, currently holding the EU presidency, will undertake to issue the invitations to the EU ministers of tourism as soon as the informal meeting’s agenda and date are finalised.