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HIGHLIGHTS NEW 2021

Greece and Nigeria deepen their cooperation; Foreign Minister in Abuja

    “We see the Mediterranean Sea as a linking bridge rather than a dividing border.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias paid the first visit of a Greek Foreign Minister to Nigeria, meeting with his counterpart Geoffrey Onyeama in the capital of Abuja on January 10th. Minister Dendias signed a MoU with Minister … ...

Greek, Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministers hold talks in Athens

    “The Arabian Peninsula comprises a bridge between the Mediterranean and the Indo-Pacific region.”   Greece and Saudi Arabia are committed to protecting and defending the International Law of the Sea and the freedom of navigation, Minister Dendias said after meeting with his visiting Saudi Arabian counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud, who … ...

Minster and Alternate Minister meet with EU Ambassadors at French Embassy luncheon

  France’s concepts of reform are beginning to spread throughout Europe   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, accompanied by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis participated in a working breakfast on January 17th hosted by the French Embassy with the participation of the Ambassadors of the EU Member States, to mark the beginning … ...

Interview with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Opunimi Akinkugbe

  “The maritime sector is a major aspect of Nigerian and Greek bilateral economic cooperation.”       “We believe strongly in the peaceful transition of political power and remain committed to strengthening democratic governance, advocating for the enshrinement of peaceful electoral processes for sustenance of peace and stability in the region.”     GDL: … ...

Health & Covid-19 – Q&A with a leading Head of Pathology

    Covid-19 has had an extraordinary impact on healthcare systems across the globe, leading to a decrease in preventive screenings because some patients are hesitant to see their health care provider. But we must understand that preventative healthcare helps maintain our health. Screenings are important to avoid future health problems or catch them early … ...

Non-Resident Ambassadors present their Credentials to the President of the Republic

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, recently received the credentials of several new non-resident Ambassadors in a formal ceremony held in the Presidential Palace Hall before the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Themistocles Demiris, the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Hellenic Republic, Ambassador Vassilios Papadopoulos, MoFA Deputy … ...

Official Visit of the Prime Minister to Riyadh

  Greece and Saudi Arabia consolidate the strategic character their relations   Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis recently met with His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence at the Al Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The Prime Minister’s Official Visit to Riyadh “confirms and … ...

Greece-Italy demonstrate exemplary relations

    “European solidarity is something absolutely essential”   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Rome and the Vatican on November 8th-9th. The Greek Foreign Minister met his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Rome for ratification of the Agreement between the two countries on the delimitation of their respective maritime zones. In … ...

Foreign Minister on first-ever Official Visit to Rwanda

    The African dimension of Greece’s foreign policy   The African dimension of Greece’s foreign policy was demonstrated with the visit by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Rwanda; the first visit of a Greek Foreign Minister to the African country beginning the effort to build strong cooperation relations with African countries. Foreign Minister Dendias’ … ...

Greece-UK sign bilateral cooperation agreement

    “The two countries are committed to working together to promote stability and security”   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias co-signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with his British counterpart, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Liz Truss, in London recently, which covered a wide range of sectors including defence and foreign policy. “The … ...

US Senators affirm US-GREECE strategic relationship

  Marking the strategic nature of Greek-American relations, the deepening of Greek-US defence cooperation and the role of Greece as a pillar of stability and peace in the wider region through the new architecture of alliances.     US Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently travelled to the Eastern … ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs in Skopje

  Greece wants to be “North Macedonia’s closest ally and its best friend”   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, accompanied by Deputy Minister responsible for Economic Diplomacy Kostas Fragogiannis, recently travelled to Skopje at the invitation of the Foreign Minister of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani. In Skopje, the Minister held successive meetings with Prime Minister Zoran … ...

Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs in Athens

  “Security and stability in Libya mean security and stability for Greece and the EU”   Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias met with his visiting Libyan counterpart Najlah Al-Mangoush in Athens on September 6th. In joint statements after the meeting, the Greek Minister stressed the need to withdraw all foreign troops and all paramilitary and mercenary forces from … ...

Foreign Minister meets with his counterpart in Vilnius

  The migration crisis is “a European challenge”     Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, recently travelled to Vilnius where he met with his Lithuanian counterpart, Gabrielius Landsbergis. The reception for Minister Dendias, on his first visit to the Lithuanian capital, was made in a cordial atmosphere by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister and marks … ...

The new General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy: An important soft power mechanism

  Interview with John Chrysoulakis, Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy       “Greeks abroad are a major force in the dissemination of Greek values and culture, with an active role in the promotion of Greek positions on issues of interest before international public opinion, but also as a channel of friendship … ...

Greece and Russia reaffirm their strong bilateral relationship

  “Russia is an inalienable part of the safety architecture of Europe”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, recently visited Sochi, Russia where he met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. Talks focused on issues of bilateral significance and on regional developments. Whilst in Russia, Minister Dendias travelled to the coastal cities of Anapa and … ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs visits the United Arab Emirates

  “Strategic, long-term relationship of major significance to both countries”   H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias on June 8th-9th. During their meeting, held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, both sides … ...

Greek Prime Minister and Turkish President meet in Brussels

    An exchange of views and positions   The meeting of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Brussels on June 15th “was a step toward a quieter summer,” underlined Government sources. Held on the sidelines of the NATO Leaders Summit, the meeting took place in a cordial climate … ...

Foreign Minister of Croatia in Athens for talks

    Ministers underscored that Greece and Croatia have excellent relations, with great potential in numerous areas   Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman visited Athens and met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias on March 12th. The two Ministers underscored that Greece and Croatia had excellent relations, with great potential in numerous areas, … ...

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Athens

            Greece maintains close historic bonds with the Palestinian people   Greece is in favour of a just, viable and comprehensive two-State solution, within the boundaries of 1967, with Jerusalem as the capital of both States, in accordance with the UN relevant Resolutions and in accordance with International Law, underlined … ...

Foreign Minister holds talks in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  “Further enhancing important bilateral cooperation in all fields, starting with political dialogue”   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias emphasises that Greece has a “firm commitment to the integration of the Western Balkan countries in the European Union; as was reflected in the Thessaloniki Agenda which was adopted back in 2003.”     Minister of Foreign … ...

Foreign Minister meets with counterpart in London

    Greece and the United Kingdom have a coincidence of views on regional issues   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had an extensive conversation with the British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in London on February 2nd, where there was a coincidence of views on the Cyprus issue, but they also stressed the need to apply … ...

Visit of the Foreign Minister of Iraq to Greece

    Greece fully supports the unity and territorial integrity of Iraq and condemns all illegal intrusions into its territory   Addressing a joint press conference in Athens with his visiting counterpart from Iraq, Fuad Hussein, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that Greece fully supports the unity and territorial integrity of Iraq and condemns all … ...

Visit of the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister to Athens

  The Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution; Greece underscores the historic role Russia played in its successful outcome   Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko recently travelled to Athens, meeting with top Greek officials and diplomats as part of regular bilateral contacts. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with the visiting Russian Deputy Minister, discussing bilateral … ...

Foreign Minister of North Macedonia in Athens for talks

  Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani pictured with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. Building a “sincere and strategic partnership relationship based on mutual trust and support”   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, at the Foreign Ministry on January 14th. … ...

Foreign Minister meets with counterparts in Rome and Lisbon

    Discussing bilateral and European issues and developments in the Mediterranean   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Rome on January 13th, discussing bilateral and European issues, as well as developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. Following their meeting Minister Dendias said: “Today we had a very interesting … ...

Interview with H.E. the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, Kyriakos Kenevezos

    “We envision a free and reunited Cyprus, a common homeland of Greek-Cypriots, Turkish-Cypriots, Armenians, Maronites and Latins (Roman Catholics), a model of peaceful coexistence and prosperity of all its citizens and a pillar of stability, peace and security in the Eastern Mediterranean.”   GDL: In the 60 years since the establishment of the … ...

Official Visit by the French Minister of Defence to Greece

    The Signing of the Agreement for the Procurement of ‘Rafale’ Fighter Aircraft   On January 25th, the Minister of Defence of France, Florence Parly, paid an Official Visit to Greece, meeting at the Ministry of National Defence with her counterpart, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, and with the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. This important visit culminated … ...

Interview with H.E. the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Ismail Khairat

                          Throughout its long history, Egypt has always been a strong supporter of Africa’s just causes. Egyptian foreign policy – especially after the 1952 Revolution – mobilised all its resources to support liberation movements all over Africa, in an effort which has been … ...
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