UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi will conduct his first official visit to Greece on 23 and 24 February 2016.
Grandi will visit Athens and Lesvos and is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other members of his Cabinet. He will also visit accommodation sites in Athens, and meet with diplomatic missions and other actors involved in the humanitarian effort.
On Lesvos, Grandi will meet local and regional authorities, the Hellenic Coast Guard, EU agencies, NGOs and others involved in the relief effort to support refugees.
The High Commissioner will be accompanied by the Director of UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Europe and Regional Refugee Coordinator, Vincent Cochetel.
Grandi is scheduled to hold a news briefing at the end of his mission on Wednesday, 24 February at 16.00 p.m. at the premises of the Journalists’ Union, 20 Akadimias Street, Athens.