Greek and Australian Prime Ministers hold call to discuss COVID-19, vaccines and trade

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Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has today confirmed that he spoke with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, over the phone last night.

Mr Morrison announced the news at a press conference this afternoon, where he was also unveiling the government’s blueprint to reopening the country based on health and economic modelling provided by the Doherty Institute and Treasury.

“This has been a long war against this virus and there have been many, many battles, and this is a fierce one when it comes to the delta strain,” Mr Morrison began.

“As I have said on many occasions, Australia is not alone in this battle. This battle is being fought right across the world as every single country is adapting and changing its responses to ensure they can get on top of this.”

Government sources said that during the “warm discussion,” the Greek and Australian leaders compared notes on responding to the COVID-19 challenges, particularly the Delta strain and their respective vaccination programs.

Mr Morrison and Mr Mitsotakis also discussed expanding trade opportunities through the EU-Australia FTA currently being negotiated, as well as climate change and cooperation on multilateral organisations.

The Australian Prime Minister then invited his Greek counterpart to visit Australia.

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