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Alternate Foreign Minister G. Katrougalos’ important meetings in Poland

Friday, 21 July 2017

During his two-day visit to Warsaw, Alternate Foreign Minister, Giorgos Katrougalos, met with the Polish Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Konrad Szymanski, the Undersecretary of State for Economic Diplomacy, America Policy and Asia Policy, Marek Magierowski, and the Executive Director of FRONTEX, Fabrice Leggeri.

His meeting with Mr. Szymanski focused on European developments. In addition, they agreed to further strengthen Greek-Polish cooperation and consultation at the European Union level. The future of Europe, with emphasis on the social dimension, the developments in the refugee/migration issue and Brexit were also discussed.

Mr. Katrougalos and Mr. Magierowski discussed bilateral issues and agreed to further develop cooperation in sectors including tourism, shipping, energy and agriculture.

The Alternate Foreign Minister met with the Executive Director of Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri, whom he thanked for the international organization's assistance in handling refugee and migration flows. Mr. Katrougalos underlined the need to enhance cooperation and coordination with FRONTEX. Mr. Leggeri qualified FRONTEX's cooperation with the Greek authorities as exemplary, adding that Greece’s hotspots are an example for other European countries.