G. WESTERWELLE: Ladies and gentlemen, my dear Dimitris, I welcome you with great pleasure. I welcome from Greece Mr. Avramopoulos, who, before being appointed Foreign Minister, served as Minister in many capacities and was also the Mayor of Athens. We were in contact by telephone immediately after he took up his duties, so this isn’t our first contact, but it is my Greek counterparts first official meeting here in Berlin.
“Today is a great day for Orthodoxy and Hellenism. We are here, above all, as pilgrims, but also to ask for the Blessed Virgin’s help in the difficult time our homeland is going through.
G. TERZI: Thank you for today’s visit and for accepting my invitation. I thank Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, with whom we discussed issues of mutual interest to our countries and that are binding for both Italy and Greece regarding the eurozone’s stabilization course and in light of the common development prospects mainly for our economy.