They witnessed the exchange of memoranda and cooperation agreements between the two countries

Mohamed bin Zayed and Mitsotakis discuss the strategic partnership between the UAE and Greece

  • Mohammed bin Zayed during his reception of Mitsotakis.

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Yesterday, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Prime Minister of the friendly Republic of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, discussed paths of cooperation and joint work between the two countries in various aspects, within the framework of the strategic partnership that brings them together, in addition to the overall Regional and international issues and developments of common concern.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during the meeting, which took place at Qasr Al Watan, welcomed the Greek Prime Minister and the accompanying delegation, expressing his confidence that the visit would be a new addition to cooperation and effective and fruitful joint work between the two friendly countries, in various fields, building on the strategic partnership that bring them together.

His Highness and Mitsotakis reviewed the various aspects of cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Greece, and the promising opportunities for their development, especially in the vital economic, investment and development fields, environment and energy, as well as renewable energy and food security, which is a major supporter of national economies and an engine for sustainable development in the two countries.

His Highness and the Greek Prime Minister exchanged views on all events and developments on the regional and international arenas of common interest, foremost of which is the Ukrainian crisis, and its repercussions on various humanitarian and economic aspects.

They affirmed the consensus of visions between the UAE and Greece on many issues and files, especially with regard to working to find peaceful settlements for conflicts and crises in the region and the world, and pushing diplomatic endeavors that contribute to achieving peoples' aspirations for peace, prosperity and development, and enhancing regional and global security and stability.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the diplomatic relations between the UAE and Greece, which began in 1976, are strong, developed and multi-faceted, noting that the strategic partnership announced by the two countries during the year 2020, achieved a qualitative leap in these relations, and that the country The UAE is very keen to push this partnership forward in various fields.

His Highness added that the leap achieved by the trade exchange between the two countries during 2021 reflects the great development achieved by the strategic partnership, as it increased by 67% compared to 2020.

It also represents a base for moving towards more effective and sustainable economic partnerships, especially in the fields of renewable energy, technology, health, food security and others.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the UAE is following the Ukrainian crisis with great concern, due to its dangerous repercussions on security, stability, and the economic and humanitarian situation in the world. Giving priority to diplomatic solutions to crises, and paying attention to the humanitarian dimension in conflict areas, the UAE will continue to provide humanitarian aid and relief to affected civilians.

His Highness stressed the UAE's constant readiness to make any effort in cooperation with its friends in the world, led by friendly Greece, to push towards easing tension in the crisis and reducing its negative effects at various levels.

His Highness said that in light of the effects of the Ukraine crisis on the energy market, the UAE, as it always emphasizes, is keen on energy security and the stability and balance of the global energy market in the interest of all.

His Highness added, "Despite the tensions experienced by the Middle East and the Mediterranean, at the same time, it possesses opportunities for peace and cooperation.

And the UAE is working in all its moves to create the environment and conditions in the region to promote regional peace, and to find positive partnerships that achieve stability and serve the interests of everyone without exception. Undoubtedly, the UAE and Greece share a common orientation in working for peace and stability in the region.

At the end of the talks, His Highness expressed his aspiration for further development, growth and prosperity in the relations between the UAE and Greece, in various fields during the coming period.

His Highness wrote on his Twitter page: "I was pleased to meet Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece. We discussed the many promising opportunities to develop our strategic relationship, in addition to regional and international developments and the importance of containing their repercussions.

We also witnessed the signing of a number of vital agreements between the two countries.”

For his part, the Greek Prime Minister expressed his thanks and appreciation for the generous hospitality and warm reception he and the accompanying delegation enjoyed, and congratulated His Highness on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, wishing the UAE continued progress and prosperity.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis affirmed his country's pride in the distinguished friendship relations it has with the UAE, and the significant qualitative leap their strategic partnership has achieved in the levels of cooperation in various fields, pointing out that this is his sixth visit since he became prime minister in his country.

He said that Greece is keen to strengthen its cooperation with the UAE, within the framework of their strategic partnership, and to expand its horizons for the good and prosperity of their two friendly peoples.

He pointed out that "this relationship is witnessing a push forward, and it is based mainly on the common goals and view of various issues of common concern."

The Greek Prime Minister spoke about the repercussions of the Ukrainian crisis, especially in the field of energy, pointing to the importance of cooperation to strengthen the pillars of security, stability and peace in the region and the world.

On the other hand, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Greece witnessed the exchange of a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding between a number of entities in the UAE and Greece, including the fields of investment, renewable energy, health, industry, advanced technologies and other vital aspects of interest in both countries. .

It included:

A memorandum of understanding in the field of security cooperation and combating terrorism.

A memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the Greek Ministry of Development and Investments in the field of advanced industries and technologies.

- Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Industry and Advanced Technology in the UAE, and Greek Development and Investments in the field of standardization.

A memorandum of understanding in the field of economic cooperation between the two countries.

A memorandum of understanding between the UAE Ministry of Health and its Greek counterpart.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Greece.

A framework agreement for strategic cooperation between Motor Oil and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), which aims to explore opportunities for cooperation in the field of supplying liquefied natural gas to Greece, in addition to discussing opportunities for cooperation and joint work between the two sides.

Memorandum of Understanding between Masdar Clean Energy and the Greek Republic on “Eco islands”.

A memorandum of understanding between Masdar and Motor Oil to cooperate in the field of decarbonizing the electricity market in Greece.

A memorandum of understanding regarding the renewal of the joint investment partnership between Mubadala and the Hellenic Investment Development Bank, which focuses on investing in a number of sectors with a value of 400 million euros.

A memorandum of understanding regarding the announcement of the establishment of a joint investment fund to invest in a number of vital sectors in Greece with a value of four billion euros.

A memorandum of understanding between Masdar and Kyoto to establish a joint venture, with the aim of developing renewable energy projects in Greece.

Creating a sustainable economic future

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Greek Prime Minister affirmed their serious commitment to work together to accelerate global efforts aimed at addressing the repercussions of climate change, protecting the environment, and working to create a sustainable economic future.

They also affirmed the strengthening of cooperation in this field, to facilitate the transition procedures in the field of energy, and the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The parties agreed to work closely in the context of the COP, providing mutual support for clean energy missions and initiatives.

They also agreed to enhance cooperation to accelerate climate change measures and protect the environment, and welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation on measures and procedures to confront the phenomenon of climate change and its repercussions.

The two sides confirmed the success of the two countries in combating the Corona virus pandemic, and their commitment to strengthening cooperation and exchanging experiences between the two countries in the health sector. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Prime Minister of Greece witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding to coordinate efforts and deepen cooperation in the medical field, being A catalyst for building more resilient, resilient and recovering societies.

Defense and Security

The UAE and Greece emphasized the importance of bilateral defense cooperation between the two sides, which was expressed under agreements that facilitate cooperation processes.

The two sides expressed their desire to strengthen their defense relations, especially in the fields of technical training and joint exercises.

They welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the field of security cooperation, combating organized crime, and combating terrorism.

Important business and investment relations

The UAE and the Republic of Greece have important trade and investment relations, as the total trade exchange between the two countries amounted to $560 million in 2021, with a growth rate of 67.4% compared to 2020, which enhances innovation, job creation and economic development in the two countries.

The two parties set goals to enhance trade exchanges between them, and discussed opportunities and prospects for cooperation in new areas, including joint strategic investments in the energy, industry and technology sectors, with a special focus on environmentally friendly technologies, renewable energy, hydrogen, and reducing carbon emissions in the industrial sector.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Greek Prime Minister witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on economic and technical cooperation, to enhance and consolidate economic cooperation between the two countries.

The two parties also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the field of industry and advanced technology, and a memorandum of understanding in the field of metrology and conformity certificates.

Both the UAE and Greece are working tirelessly to expand and strengthen bilateral relations in the energy sector.

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Motor Oil Company have signed a strategic framework agreement to explore opportunities to supply LNG shipments to Greece, including the Floating LNG Storage Unit (FRU) and the LNG Restoration Unit (FSRU) of Duriga. Gas, and explore other cooperation opportunities at the Duriga Gas Plant.

Bilateral cooperation will be expanded and strengthened in the field of renewable energy, through three new agreements signed by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a memorandum of understanding with the Greek government regarding the deployment of renewable energy sources on eco-islands and energy efficiency solutions, and a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint venture (JV). ) with the local partner (KYOTO SA) to develop renewable energy projects in coastal areas in Greece, and a memorandum of understanding with “Motor Oil” company to develop offshore wind generation, and other renewable energy generation projects in Greece.

Mohammed bin Zayed:

• «Despite the tensions experienced by the Middle East and the Mediterranean, but it has opportunities for peace and cooperation».

• «The UAE and Greece share a common tendency to work for peace and stability in the region».

Kyriakos Mitsotakis:

• "Greece is keen to strengthen its cooperation with the UAE, within the framework of their strategic partnership, and expand its horizons for the good and prosperity of their two friendly peoples."

• «The relationship with the UAE is witnessing a push forward, and it is based primarily on goals and a common view of various issues of common concern».

Deepening and consolidating relations within the framework of strategic partnership

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The UAE and the Republic of Greece affirmed their endeavor to deepen, consolidate and expand relations between them to include many areas, within the framework of their strategic partnership, in addition to unifying their efforts to confront common global and regional challenges, and to explore new opportunities in an effort to promote peace, stability and prosperity.

In a joint statement, the two countries expressed their commitment to support efforts to strengthen peace and stability at the regional and international levels in accordance with international law, and stressed that maintaining stability and prosperity is the cornerstone of achieving regional peace and security.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Greek Prime Minister praised the solid bilateral relations that bring together the two friendly countries and the comprehensive strategic partnership that was reached during November 2020, which effectively contributed to strengthening the bilateral strategic relations between the two countries.

The Greek Prime Minister congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the people of the UAE, on the outstanding success achieved by the country in hosting "Expo 2020 Dubai", and on choosing the UAE to host the work of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention, regarding changing Climate in 2023.

The Greek Prime Minister also praised the remarkable success of Expo 2020 Dubai, and its effective contribution to providing a platform for promoting global dialogue and innovation, and consolidating the role of the UAE as an active partner for the international community in the areas of joint cooperation and facing global challenges.

Through its participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, Greece succeeded in presenting its achievements in the areas of innovation, technology and digital transformation, which made it a safe investment destination.

He also congratulated the United Arab Emirates on its election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2022-2023.

The two countries reiterated their firm commitment towards deepening their strategic partnership on foreign policy, regional, security and defense issues.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirmed the UAE's support for Greece's candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for the period 2025-2026, and the two countries affirmed their keenness to work jointly to promote international peace and security around the world.

The two sides also discussed the long-term strategic implications of the global recovery from the "Covid-19" pandemic.

They expressed their commitment to support the efforts exerted and seek to strengthen the bonds of peace and stability at the regional and international levels, in accordance with international law, including the law of the sea.

They also stressed that political means and dialogue, in accordance with the basic principles of the United Nations Charter, remain the guiding reference aimed at achieving sustainable solutions to all conflicts and disputes, and stressed the importance of a peaceful solution to disputes between states.

The two sides stressed that maintaining stability and prosperity is the cornerstone of achieving regional peace and security.

In this context, the two sides agreed that undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of either country would destabilize regional peace and security.

The Greek Prime Minister reiterated his strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks against the UAE, stressing the solidarity of the Republic of Greece and its full support for the UAE in its response to these attacks.

The two sides affirmed their confidence in the joint ability to face future challenges emanating from the solid and broad partnership, which actively contributes to enhancing security and stability, as well as economic development, cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

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