Amid tensions, Greek PM Tsipras meets Chancellor Merkel in Berlin

Greece’s new prime minister has begun a much-anticipated meeting with the German chancellor in Berlin. His first visit to Germany since taking office was meant to reduce heightened tensions between Athens and Berlin.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was greeted with full military honors at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday, where he was met by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two leaders shook hands and smiled for the cameras, before the Bundeswehr band played the national anthems of both countries.

Shortly afterwards, the two leaders went into the chancellery for their bilateral talks, which were to be followed by a meeting over dinner.
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Source News: DW