Greece and the UAE reaffirm their strategic cooperation and hint at a new tripartite alliance


The Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, had a two-day trip to the United Arab Emirates.

After his arrival on Tuesday, he had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Emirates, with whom he informed via Twitter, confirmed their common vision for peace and stability in the region and discussed bilateral strategic cooperation, following the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between Greece and the United Arab Emirates as well as recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & the Gulf.

In a more extensive statement on Wednesday on his visit, Nikos Dendias said:

“I had the pleasure of meeting in Abu Dhabi during my 4th visit in a row, following a visit by the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, our friend Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

We discussed relations between Greece and the UAE in all fields, defence, energyeconomy, tourism. We also had the opportunity to take a general common view of the issues of our wider region – Turkey, Libya, the Middle East.

I also informed my counterpart of the forthcoming visit to Athens by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, which for both Greece and the United Arab Emirates is of particular importance.

I would like to repeat that our relationship with the UAE is a strategic relationship, a long-term relationship, a relationship that means a lot to both countries.”

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