Abu Dhabi, 27 June 2022 (TDI): The UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met with the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, to discuss international cooperation and foreign policy.

The meeting took place over a business dinner banquet in Abu Dhabi. The two parties talked about ways to improve the likelihood of collaborative cooperation across several fields throughout the discussion.

This is under the umbrella of the strategic alliance between the two nations. The two dignitaries also discussed topics of shared interest, such as recent events in the regional and international spheres.

Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the visit of Dendias and praised the strengthening of strategic ties between the UAE and Greece. He applauded their successful cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Furthermore, the senior diplomat for the UAE reaffirmed that the diplomatic ties between the UAE and Greece have continued to advance. This is since their establishment in 1976.

He referred to the qualitative advancements made possible by their inked 2020 strategic collaboration.

As a result of the meeting, investments will be made in a number of industries, including infrastructure. New and renewable energy sources, medicines, healthcare, food and agriculture, and logistics investments will also be made.

Additionally, Nikos Dendias expressed his condolences following the loss of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.

He wished the UAE, led by President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, continued success and prosperity.

Equally important, the Greek Minister also emphasized how proud his nation is of its ties to the UAE and its strategic alliance.

UAE-Greece bilateral relations

In the early years of the Gulf state’s independence, Greece established diplomatic ties with the UAE. In 1989, the nation established an embassy in Abu Dhabi. Dubai also houses a commercial district for Greece.

The embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Greece is located in Athens. Due to their common animosity towards Turkey, Greece and the UAE signed a defense and foreign policy agreement in November 2020.

The UAE and Greece decided to fund investments totaling 4 billion euros (4.2 billion) in the Mediterranean nation in May 2022. They would also look into expanding their partnership in the energy industry.