Dendias Completes Visit, Meetings at UAE; to Brussels on Monday

November 14, 2021

ATHENS – Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias concluded an official two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, after attending the 12th “Sir Bani Yas” forum in Dubai and the “Expo 2020 Dubai” trade fair.

In posts on Twitter, Dendias said that on Saturday (Nov. 13) at Sir Bani Yas forum he participated in a panel on “Reimagining Future Trajectories for Peace and Stability in Syria, Yemen and Libya” with his Cyprus and host UAE counterparts, Nikos Christodoulides and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The annual conference is held by the UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry.

On Sunday (Nov. 13), Dendias met with his counterparts from Cyprus (Christodoulides), Egypt (Sameh Shoukry), and Jordan (Ayman Safadi) on the sidelines of the Dubai forum with their “talks focus(ed) on regional stability and multilateral cooperation.”

Dendias paid a visit also to the Expo 2020 Dubai (October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022), where he was given a tour of the Greek pavilion by FM Secretary General for International Economic Relations and Extroversion Yiannis Smyrlis. The pavilion’s main motto is “Greece today, tomorrow”, referring to the country’s modern image and its vision for the future, the Ministry said in a tweet.

On Monday, the minister is expected to attend the EU Foreign Ministers Council in Brussels on Monday, host a working breakfast as chair of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), and attend other EU meetings.


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