Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will host Western Balkans and EU member state leaders for an informal dinner discussion on Monday night, August 21 at the Maximos Mansion in Athens.
According to government sources, Mitsotakis invited the leaders to discuss the EU enlargement and the EU future of the region.
President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the EU Council, Charles Michel, who will attend the dinner, said the meeting will be “symbolic”, as June 21 was the 20th anniversary from the “Declaration of Thessaloniki” of the EU-Western Balkans Summit, reported amna.gr.
On June 21, 2003 the EU Western Balkans summit was held in Thessaloniki which essentially paved the way for EU integration of the countries of the region.
The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic; of Montenegro, Jakov Milatovic; Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovacheski; Prime minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti; and the President of the Ministers Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Borjana Kristo, will be in attendance.
The leaders of Albania, invited at President’s level, and Slovenia were unable to attend.
The dinner will be held at Maximos Mansion, located near Syntagma Square in central Athens Monday night, August 21 at 8:15pm.