For a two-day visit to our country, the Mayor of Istanbul
Two days visit in Athens from Tuesday, the mayor of Istanbul and awe-inspiring rival of Tayyip Erdogan, Ekrem Imamoglou, in return for the visit of the mayor of Athens, Costa Bakoyannis, last May.
At that time, Imamoglou proved the warm relations that exist between two mayors, responding to the proposal of Costas Bakoyannis to visit the Ecumenical Patriarch Mr. Bartholomew together, something that a Turkish mayor had to do for over 20 years. In addition, the two mayors had signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the field of culture and tourism.
It is noted that his visit comes at a time when Turkey is provoking in Crete by sending a frigate opposite the research Nautical Geo. Due to his rivalry with Erdogan, Imamoglu’s visit to Athens has attracted the interest of the Turkish government, waiting to see who they will meet with and what messages will be sent.
According to the official program of the visit of Imamoglou, discovered by the Municipality of Athens, the mayor of Istanbul will visit tomorrow Tuesday at 11:15, the Athens City Hall, where we will meet with Mr. Bakoyannis, while joint statements to the press will follow.
At 13:00, the two mayors will visit the Maximos Palace, where they will be received in a half-hour meeting by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
In the afternoon, the mayor of Athens will accompany Mr. Imamoglou on a tour of the Archaeological site of the Acropolis, while on 21:00 will visit the Herodion to watch the play Monica Bellucci, Maria Callas: Letters and Memories.
As part of the tour of the mayor of Istanbul in Athens, on Wednesday at 11:30 there will be a visit to the Ancient Agora, joined by Mr. Imamoglou you will visit -accompanied by the mayor of Athens- the area of Syntagma Square and the Zappeion, to see the urban regeneration projects that are taking place in the area.
At 16:30 A visit will be made to the exhibition “Portals” of the Organization for Culture and Development NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory, in Lenorman, while Mr. Imamoglou will leave on Wednesday night for Istanbul.
Because he is coming to Athens
The mayor of Istanbul, Ekrim Imamoglou, with devotion to his visit spoke to Kathimerini, emphasizing among other things: “You will visit Athens for the first time and it was in the cities that I wanted to donate. I wish this my first trip to create good opportunities and to reduce the gap of my non-visit until today. The mayor of Athens, Mr. Costas Bakoyannis, and I were together during his visit to Istanbul, this time when we would be together in Athens. This visit can be seen as a strong communication between Istanbul and Athens, as the diplomacy between the cities contributes significantly to the diplomacy between the countries. Modern democracy gives cities great power and responsibility, based on international peace. As two mayors, they were activated with this awareness “.
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