Wednesday, January 19, 2011

City of Athens Mayor George Kaminis received yesterday the Mayor of Istanbul Κadir Topbas at the Athens City Hall.

After emphasising the ties between the two cities, Kaminis briefed Topbas on the problems Athens is facing due to the mass inflow of migrants and asked him to exercise his influence to ensure that Turkey meets its obligations concerning the repatriation issue.

On his part, Mayor Topbas noted the need for continuing the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two municipalities, referring to the great significance that "city diplomacy" has acquired on a global level.