Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, had a videoconference today, December 2, with the Minister of State for Culture, Media and Digital Infrastructure of Great Britain, Julia Lopez.
The talks focused on facilitating British citizens residing, visiting and operating in our country, as well as Greek citizens in the United Kingdom, through the improvement of the existing visa regime in the United Kingdom and Greece, in accordance with the principle of reciprocity. In particular, the issue of facilitating the entry of “intellectual creators” from the United Kingdom was discussed, including authors, literary artists, directors, painters, sculptors, actors, musicians, singers, choreographers and set designers.
Issues of educational and cultural cooperation between Greece and the United Kingdom were also discussed, with special reference to Greek students studying or wishing to study at British Universities, as well as to Greek seconded teachers in the United Kingdom.
As the Alternate Minister noted, “Brexit was a difficult decision for both sides, a difficult divorce that affected the daily lives of citizens. What we want is to maintain the same level of relations in the post-Brexit era. In this context, we look forward to closer cooperation that will improve and upgrade the daily lives of our citizens”.