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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - A delegation of UAE ministers took part in a virtual forum aimed at bolstering ties with Greece.
The second edition of the UAE-Greece Strategic Co-operation Forum moved online as politicians from both nations discussed efforts to boost partnerships in a range of sectors.
The forum was jointly chaired by Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and Adonis Georgiadis, Greece’s Minister of Development and Investments.
Participants held talks on key issues such as international humanitarian development, trade and investments, culture, energy, digital cooperation, and agriculture.
The UAE’s ministerial representatives included Dr Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Co-operation, Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, Ohoud Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, Ahmad Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade.
The forum witnessed the signing of several bilateral agreements in the areas of international co-operation, small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation, digital cooperation, cultural and creative industries, as well as the launch of the UAE-Greece Joint Action Plan for Tourism (2020-2022).
In addition, UAE real estate developer Eagle Hills and Greek counterpart Temes struck an agreement on the joint development of 1.8 million square metres of land in the eastern Messinia region in Greece.
Plans include mixed use resort hotel concepts, signature sports and recreation facilities, entertainment, and golf course offering and a themed community of second-home properties.
Dr Al Jaber said the forum highlighted "the directives of the leadership of the two countries to advance their bilateral ties to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership".
The inaugural forum was held in Athens last February.
Updated: July 25, 2020 09:29 PM
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