The Head of the European Bureau of UNHCR Ms. Pirkko Kourula paid a visit today (22-2-06) at 10H00 to the Minister of Public Order Mr. Vyron Polydoras.
The General Secretary of the Ministry of Public Order Mr. Leonidas Evaggelidis also attended the meeting.
The meeting was mainly held for etiquette reasons on the occasion of Ms. Pirkko Kourula`s visit to our country for professional reasons.
The following issues were discussed among others in this meeting:
Ways to enhance cooperation with the UNHCR on asylum and other issues related to refugees,
Developments in Europe and in particular, in the Mediterranean region.
It should be noted that the Ministry of Public Order and the Hellenic Police Force participate in the communication campaign put forward by the UNHCR with the aim of awareness-raising on the issue of refugees, having posted more than 1500 posters at the Police Departments in the entire Greek territory on the topic of refugees.
Pictures from the meeting can also be found at the Athens News Agency website. (www.ana.gr)
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