On September 17 in Athens, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will receive the leaders of EuroMed7, as well as the Prime Ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, who will participate for the first time in this Summit.
The meeting will take place at the “Stavros Niarchos” Cultural Center, although it was originally scheduled to take place in Chania and the Prime Minister to receive the leaders of EuroMed7 at his paternal home.
The Prime Minister is expected to receive the French President Emanuel Macron, except unexpectedly, the Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis, the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, the Italian Mario Draghi, the Prime Minister of Malta Robert Roberto and Ba Andrei Plen.
The Portuguese President, Antonio Costa, will be absent, as municipal and regional elections will be held in the country.
The agenda of EuroMed7 talks
The agenda of the talks will include issues of the Eastern Mediterranean, the climate crisis, civil protection and developments in Afghanistan.
In the press conference at the TIF, the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, answering a relevant question for the EuroMed7 Summit, said that “every year the leaders of the seven most Mediterranean countries are in a different country, we expand the composition. We also included Croatia and Slovenia as Mediterranean countries. Croatia appears in the Adriatic. Slovenia with a smaller coast, but is typically considered a Mediterranean country. So we will be here with nine heads of state and government to discuss current issues concerning the Mediterranean and geopolitical issues. As we did last year, I want to remind you when we were in Corsica. But also in an extraordinary Summit we are doing on the challenges of climate change and how we can work together better to tackle them. I would say that it is a continuation of the debate that took place in Marseille on the protection of biodiversity and the debate that has already developed on the possibility and the need for better cooperation in the field of civil protection, especially in the field of fire. So, we will have a very rich agenda. It happens to be our turn to organize this debate this year. “And of course these meetings always give us the opportunity to better align themselves with the European policies they can pursue.”
The arrivals and the program of EuroMed7 in Athens
According to information, the arrivals of the leaders at the Cultural Center “Stavros Niarchos” will begin at 15:00 on September 17 and the Plenary Session will begin at 15:30. Two hours later, at 19:30, statements will be made to the media. Then dinner will follow.
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