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General News: Athens mayor receives Istanbul counterpart in City Hall

Δημοσίευση 19 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 10:18 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
General News: Athens mayor receives Istanbul counterpart in City Hall
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Athens Mayor George Kaminis on Tuesday morning received visiting Istanbul Mayor Κadir Topbas at the Athens City Hall.

Athens Mayor George Kaminis on Tuesday morning received visiting Istanbul Mayor Κadir Topbas at the Athens City Hall.

“It is a great pleasure to receive the mayor of Istanbul here today. You are aware that many thousands of our citizens hail from the Polis ("City", a reference to Istanbul) ... Our ties, particularly in the field of culture, have already formulated a new language between us. I pointed out to the mayor that we would like to continue down this road. We agreed to work together on this on a permanent basis.”

On his part, Topbas noted the need for a continuation of the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two municipalities and invited Kaminis to visit Istanbul.

The two mayors had a private half-hour discussion following a meeting of representatives from the two municipalities.

Additionally, Kaminis briefed to his Istanbul counterpart over the problems central Athens is facing due to the mass inflow of illegal migrants, while asking the latter o exercise his influence to ensure that the Turkey government meets its obligations concerning the repatriation of illegal migrants detained in Greece. (ANA-MPA)