Culture Minister Mihalis Liapis on Wednesday briefed President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on issues concerning his ministry.
In statements to reporters afterwards, Liapis said the president had shown great interest in the transfer of antiquities from the old to the new Acropolis Museum and that he had invited the president to visit the new museum once the transfer was complete at the end of the year.
Papoulias, in turn, informed Liapis that the so-called "Green presidents" of Europe will hold their next meeting at Ancient Olympia in September 2008.
In his statements, the culture minister also referred to the eradication of sports-related violence as a priority issue for the ministry and announced that a draft bill dealing with this problem will soon be tabled in Parliament, adding that he had invited the Greek president to join him at the match between Greece and Malta for the Euro qualifiers.
Accompanying the minister on his visit was Special Olympics President Gianna Despotopoulou, who presented Papoulias with the flag of the Special Olympics.
Source: Athens News Agency