Friday , January 27 2023

HIGHLIGHTS NEW 2022

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December 15th, adding that revisionist forces … ...

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two Foreign Ministers had a one-on-one … ...

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This was the Minister of Foreign … ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay in Niger, the Minister of … ...

Greece and Malta see their national interests converging

    Countries agree to expand cooperation with specific steps   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Maltese counterpart Ian Borg in Valletta on October 10th. The talks focused on the deepening of Greek-Maltese relations and cooperation within the EU and international organisations, the migration-refugees issue, the Russian invasion to Ukraine and the developments … ...

Greece and Poland defend fundamental principles during Minister’s visit to Poland

    Solidarity among EU Partners is the answer   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited Warsaw on October 5th where he met with top Polish officials including the Speaker of the Lower House, Elzbieta Witek, and participated in the ‘Warsaw Security Forum’, specifically in the panel on: ‘The Resilient Future – Europe: What kind of … ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania visits Greece

    For centuries, the spirit of fighting for freedom has been uniting Greece and Lithuania   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias met with his Lithuanian counterpart Gabrielius Landsbergis in Athens on October 20th and condemned the emergence of revisionist ideologies in Europe. “We must stand opposed to any revisionist ideology that seeks to … ...

New Ambassadors of Ethiopia, Chad, Dominican Republic, Laos, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Paraguay, Rwanda, Mongolia, Bolivia, Ghana & Ecuador

    President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou recently accepted the credentials of the new Ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Demitu Hambisa Bonsa (based in Rome), the Republic of Chad, Kedella Younous Hamid Elhadji Hamid Mamadi (headquartered in Paris), the Dominican Republic, Tony Raful Tejada (based in Rome), the People’s Democratic Republic … ...

Premier welcomes visiting UAE President

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and visiting UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, discussed consolidating cooperation ties between the two nations and prospects of strengthening their strategic partnership. A series of regional and international issues of interest featured high during their discussions.   At the start of the meeting, Premier … ...

Prime Minister pays first Official Visit to Qatar

    Greece and Qatar deepen cooperation; energy dominates talks   Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, in Doha recently. Energy issues were said to have dominated talks during his first Official Visit to Qatar. The visit was indicative of the strong interest of both … ...

Greece – UAE confirm multilevel strategic cooperation

    The strategic relationship with Greece is a top priority for the UAE, as too the desire to develop bilateral relations and seek new areas of cooperation.   United Arab Emirates Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Dr. Sultan Al Jaber stressed the importance that the UAE places on cooperation with Greece. In his … ...

Venezuela – Independence Day

      A wreath laying ceremony at the bust of the Liberator Simon Bolivar marked the 211th Anniversary of Independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Athens. Venezuela’s independence was a political process that took place between 1810 and 1830, when the Captaincy General of Venezuela achieved its emancipation from the Spanish Crown. … ...

Greece-USA reaffirm strategic partnership; Premier addresses Congress

    Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered a historic address to a joint session of the American Congress during his Official Visit to the US on May 16th-17th, not only because it was the first time ever that a Greek leader was accorded the singular honour of addressing the US Senate and House of … ...

Greece-Vietnam expand bilateral relations during State Visit

  President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, paid a State Visit to Vietnam from May 15th-19th at the invitation of the President the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. During the welcoming ceremony the Greek Head of State laid a wreath at the Heroes and Martyrs Monument and she also visited the Ho … ...

Greece-UAE confirm strategic nature of relations; Visit of the Prime Minister

    On May 9th, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid his third Official Visit to the United Arab Emirates since 2020, which shows the will of the two countries to further strengthen their relations and strategic character. The Prime Minister met with the successor to the throne of Abu Dhabi, his Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin … ...

Foreign Minister of Kenya pays Official Visit to Athens

    Further strengthening bilateral relations     Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias and visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of Kenya Raychelle Awuor Omamo discussed issues relating to terrorism, irregular migration and the rapid economic and population growth of the African continent, in Athens on May 9th. The talks also focused on the further strengthening of … ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Japan

    “The common ground between the two countries is the focus on UNCLOS”   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, continuing Greek efforts to cultivate diplomatic relations with countries far from the Mediterranean, paid a visit to Japan on April 12th-13th. He held talks with his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi, Members of the Japan-Greece Parliamentary Friendship … ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in Greece

    “The Netherlands ranks first as regards foreign direct investment in Greece”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, hosted the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Wopke Hoekstra, in Athens on April 4th. The two Foreign Ministers held a private meeting, which was followed by expanded talks which focused on the situation … ...

State Visit of the President of Montenegro – enhancing bilateral cooperation

  “Creating the foundations for a safer, better and more prosperous life for all our citizens.”   The first State Visit of the President of Montenegro to Athens, Milo Đukanović, took place on February 7th to February 9th, completing a series of top contacts and highly symbolic initiatives. This first State Visit of the Head … ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Finland and Norway

  “Our bilateral relations are very important to us.”     Helsinki Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrived in Helsinki on February 15th to a warm welcome from Foreign Minister of Finland Pekka Haavisto. The two Ministers discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations, cooperation within EU and international organisations, cooperation in the fields of investment … ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs visits London and Rome

  The promotion of Greece’s candidacy for election as a non-permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council     Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, travelled on February 7th to London where he had talks with British Minister of State for Europe, Chris Heaton-Harris. On February 8th, the Minister of Foreign Affairs travelled to … ...

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: … ...
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