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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed with military honours by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, in the official residence in Athens during his first official visit to Greece Athens/Greece, 7 April 2017 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed with military honours by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, in the official residence in Athens during his first official visit to Greece © Jesco Denzel

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender paid their first official visit to the Hellenic Republic from 7 to 8 April.

On the first day of his visit, the Federal President met President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for political talks in Athens.

On the second day of his Athens trip, Federal President Steinmeier opened documenta 14 together with his Greek counterpart. The modern art festival is taking place for the first time this year in Athens in addition to Kassel and is entitled "Learning from Athens".

In addition, the Federal President spoke with students and young entrepreneurs from Greece.