(ANSA) - ROME, AUGUST 8 - Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, is currently on a mission to Greece, in Athens. He will meet the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopīos Pavlopoulos, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias. The last bilateral visit of an Italian Foreign Minister to Greece dates back to three years ago and, significantly, the mission of Minister Moavero will be the first of a Foreign Minister of a Member State of the European Union to the new Greek Government. The objective of the mission - reads a statement from the Ministry - is to set a common agenda, with structured mechanisms and regular mutual consultation, to better coordinate the positions in the multilateral forums in which both countries participate, such as the UN and related bodies, NATO and the EU. Between Greeks and Italians, there are ties made up of a very ancient relationship and a multi-millennial civilization. Therefore, the present relations of close and affectionate friendship are based on history, as well as the natural remarkable convergence of the respective priorities and political and economic interests. Furthermore, the two countries share the geopolitical position in the Mediterranean Sea area and the consequent challenges and opportunities. In this regard, Minister Moavero will propose possible joint initiatives to promote an overall stabilization of the area with the cessation of the many conflicts and to better govern the large migratory flows with full and solidary involvement of all the EU member states and the EU. Moreover, concerning the prospects for the accession negotiations of the Western Balkan countries, the two Ministers will have the opportunity to discuss and agree on the stance to be adopted at the next crucial meetings of the EU Council. (ANSA).