ATHENS – President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, while in Portugal on an official visit, was presented with the Golden Key of the City of Lisbon.
The Golden Key of Lisbon was bestowed to Sakellaropoulou by Lisbon mayor Carlos Moedas on Tuesday at the Town Hall.
Later, Sakellaropoulou visited the Champalinmaud Foundation for Research against Cancer, where she was welcomed by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and the head of the foundation Leonor Beleza.
A meeting with State Minister of the Presidency Mariana Vieira da Silva at the prime minister’s residence and working lunch followed.
Sakellaropoulou, accompanied by the President of Portugal and mayor of Lisbon Carlos Moedas was given a tour of the historic centre of Lisbon in a tram and later visited the collection “Távora Sequeira Pinto” at the Museu do Oriente.
The Greek president, along with the mayor of Lisbon, visited the district of Chelas which was restored in the last three decades and now offers social housing. She spoke with local residents and visited the community library Marvila.
Finally, Sakellaropoulou met with the Metropolitan of Spain and Portugal, Bessarion.