PM Tsipras and foreign officials in Thessaloniki on Tuesday for launch of TAP construction

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Thessaloniki on Tuesday to attend and address a ceremony inaugurating the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), along with Energy Minister Panos Skourletis and other foreign dignitaries and officials.

Tsipras will first meet with Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili at 12:45 (local) and at 15:00 he will address the event which will be followed by a signing ceremony.

The event will also be attended by European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic and delegations from other countries involved in the project, such as Albania and Italy, Bulgaria and others along the Southern Gas Corridor. During his visit, Sefcovic will take part in an event organised by the Hellenic Energy Forum and meet Skourletis and other ministers involved in TAP’s construction.

On his side, Skourletis has said he will meet in turn with US Special Envoy for Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein, Sefcovic and the Managing Director of TAP, Ian Bradshaw.