ATHENS, August 25, 2022 (WAM) — UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today held talks with friendly Greek Republic President Katerina Sakelaropoulou in Athens.

At the beginning of the meeting held at the Presidential Palace, President Katerina Sakelalopoulou welcomed Her Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and congratulated him on his inauguration as President of the United Arab Emirates, saying that his visit was a sign of friendship and friendship between the two countries. cooperation with friendly countries of the United States and their peoples.

Greece sees the UAE as a strategic partner, Sakelaropoulou said, adding that the two countries share the same vision for peace, security and prosperity in the region.

The Greek president went on to say that relations between the two countries had strengthened over the past few years and expressed confidence that many opportunities are available to further strengthen these ties in many areas.

President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed expressed his pleasure in meeting the President of Greece and visiting the ancient city of Athens, rich in cultural and civilizational diversity, and wished the Greek people further progress, development and prosperity. I’m here.

His Highness also highlighted the 17% increase in trade exchanges between the two countries despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and expressed his joy at the continued development of relations between the two countries seen in recent years.

During the meeting, the two sides considered the friendship and cooperation between the two countries and ways to strengthen and develop them.

They also discussed the latest regional and international developments and exchanged views on many of their common concerns.

President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was accompanied by a delegation consisting of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court. His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor to the Presidential Court on Special Issues. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technologies. Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Bin Hamad Al-Shamsi. Sulaiman Hamid Salem Al Mazurui, UAE Ambassador to Greece.

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