Mitsotakis to Participate in International Euro-Arab Summit


PM Mitsotakis chairs cabinet meeting. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Dimitris Papamitsos)

ATHENS -- The International Euro-Arab Summit will be held for the 5th consecutive year by the Delphi Economic Forum, on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 November 2020, with the support of the European Parliament and under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The 5th Euro-Arab Summit is entitled "A Strategic Partnership between the Arab World and the European Union" and, following global developments, will be held in digital form.

According to an announcement, among the speakers will be Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, UAE Minister of Economy Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, the Prime Minister of Palestine Mohammad Shtayyeh, Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis, Maltese Foreign and European Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis, Qatari Foreign Minister Al-Murak Soltan bin Sahad, Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry of Cyprus Natasa Pilidou, Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Deputy Minister of Economic Diplomacy and Openness Konstantinos Fragogiannis, Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Sereni and Heike Harmgart, Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

The Euro-Arab Summit recognises the need to further strengthen Euro-Arab relations in times of turmoil for the world community, especially during the pandemic. For this reason, the thematic sections of this year's event will focus on issues relating to strengthening Euro-Arab economic and political cooperation, issues of joint response to geopolitical unrest, and the effects of the coronavirus on the Arab world. Discussions will also focus on energy issues in the Middle East and the wider region, the importance of the infrastructure sector for development, the financing of various projects and the development of synergies, as well as investment in innovation.