Economy, Development and Shipping Minister George Stathakis on Friday received United Arab Emirates Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, who is on an official visit to Greece at the head of a large delegation. During the visit, there were a number of targeted B2B meetings between Greek and UAE firms active in the shipping, transport, foods, exports, investments and legal services sectors.
The two ministers also met government Vice-President Yiannis Dragasakis and attended a briefing seminar entitled “Greece on the Turning Point – New Opportunities for Emirati Companies”.
Stathakis referred to the economic climate in Greece and the legislative and financing tools recruited by the Greek government to bring about an exit from the crisis and return to growth. He noted that the UAE were a strategic ally for Greece in its efforts to attract foreign investment.
The UAE minister noted the Emirates’ desire to boost business ties with Greece, especially in tourism, infrastructure, energy, agriculture-foods, logistics and innovation.
Greek and UAE businesses had some 20 targeted meetings afterward, during which they explored the prospects of cooperation. Afterward, Stathakis said he was very happy with the outcome of the talks and that the two sides had confirmed their mutual interest in promoting economic cooperation.