Mayor Bakoyannis visited Kosovo

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Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, following an official invitation by mayor of Pristina Shpend Ahmeti, visited Kosovo.

Following the visit, mayor Bakoyannis stated: “This was an opportunity to transfer know-how and good practices from Athens to a rapidly growing city, to deepen our cooperation in all areas, but also to confirm the historic leadership of Athens in our wider neighborhood. It was my honor to meet and thank our people who serve in the Greek Force in Kosovo”.

During his visit, mayor Bakoyannis visited a number of institutions and organisations that aim to support innovation, entrepreneurship and vulnerable citizens.

Two mayors discussed their opinions on modern cities problems. Mayor Bakoyannis shared his experience and the know-how that city of Athens acquird. They agreed to work more closely by exchanging good practices and successful actions.

Furthermore, mayor Bakoyannis met with Kosovo PM, Albin Kurti. They discussed city diplomacy and future challenges they will face due to the pandemic consequences. They also talked about the European perspective of Western Balkans.

At the end of his visit, mayor Bakoyannis also met with Bishop of Raška-Prizren, Teodosije Šibalić, at the historic Gračanica Monastery. He showed special interest in the Orthodox Church of Agios Nikolaos. He said that the visit to Byzantine monastery of Gračanica  was unforgettable, as well as the discussion with the Bishop. Photo credit Greekcitytimes