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Oikonomou: PM’s Visit to Riyadh Confirms Greece-Saudi Arabia Strategic Relations

October 26, 2021

ATHENS — The significance of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ visit to Saudi Arabia was highlighted by government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou during the press briefing on Tuesday, after a comment on the death of Fofi Gennimata, leader of the Movement of Change (KINAL) party the previous day.

“I will start with the death of the president of KINAL, Fofi Gennimata,” Oikonomou said, adding that “Fofi Gennimata stood out for her ethics, both political and personal.”

“Her actions and career taught Greek society principles and values. In difficult times, she supported her homeland with her responsible attitude. At the same time, the personal struggle she bravely waged against the disease that struck her inspired and gave courage to many people. Her absence will be hard to fill. The news of her death brought sadness to everyone, a fact that clearly demonstrates how she was appreciated by Greek society. Warm condolences to her relatives and her family,” Oikonomou said.

The government spokesperson then referred to the prime minister’s official visit to Riyadh, which began on Monday, saying that this “confirms and consolidates the strategic character of Greece’s relations with Saudi Arabia.”

“Yesterday he spoke at the summit of the ‘Middle East Green Initiative’, where he stressed the possibility of Greece developing into an energy hub for the transfer of clean energy to the European market. He referred to the agreement with Egypt regarding the electricity interconnection with Greece, while at the same time he stressed that our country can be the natural entry point for liquefied natural gas and hydrogen,” the spokesperson said.

He also said that the prime minister stressed that Greece as an EU member is committed to the goal of making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 while the goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 pct by 2030.

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