Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Alexis Tsipras had a meeting in private with the outgoing minister Nikos Kotzias after the handover ceremony at the foreign ministry on Saturday.

After about 1.5 hours of talks with Kotzias, Tsipras accompanied him to the steps of the foreign ministry on his departure, with Kotzias leaving on foot after exchanging warm parting wishes with Tsipras and ministry staff.