Citizen's Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis and the Mayor of the north western city of Igoumenitsa George Katsinos on Thursday discussed the situation created in the city's port with the presence of a large number of illegal immigrants who are aiming at travelling to other European Union countries. Papoutsis offered reassurances on the strengthening of cooperation between the police, the harbour corps and the coast guard, as well as on the intensification of checks in the wider region and on coordinated efforts to remove the illegal immigrants from Igoumenitsa.