Energy cooperation the focus of Greek PM’s first meeting with Emir of Qatar

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Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said on Monday during his first official visit to Qatar that Greece wants to boost ties and expand energy cooperation with the Middle Eastern country.

Mitsotakis made this statement during a meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

According to a press release by the Greek PM’s office, the two leaders ascertained during the meeting a common intent to deepen cooperation in the energy sector, as well as in tourism, infrastructure, agriculture, culture, sports and science.

On the topic of energy cooperation, Mitsotakis noted that Greece could serve as a bridge between Qatar and Europe, as an entry point for energy to the European market, both via the Revythoussa station and Alexandroupolis.

Mitsotakis and Sheik Tamim also discussed current regional developments, with the Greek PM stressing that a climate of stability must prevail in the wider region, with the avoidance of actions that undermined peace during the upheaval caused by the war in Ukraine.

Mitsotakis pointed out that Greece was a reliable partner and a pillar of stability in the region, while informing the Emir that Greece had officially graduated from the enhanced surveillance regime on August 20, as well as pointing to the many investment opportunities in the country.

“We invite our Qatari friends to explore and evaluate the existing promising investment opportunities [in Greece],” the Greek PM said during the meeting.

The Greek Prime Minister also congratulated the Emir on hosting the 2022 FIFA World Championship in Qatar in November, and accepted an invitation to visit Qatar again during the championship competition.

Source: AMNA.

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