EU-Arab World Summit to be held in Athens on November 3-4

The EU-Arab World Summit will be held in Athens on November 3-4 to provide the most representative and dynamic platform for debating strategies of Euro-Arab cooperation and partnership between the two major economic and political blocs.

The Summit will be held under the auspices of President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and endorsed by the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who will also deliver a keynote address at the event.

Thematically, the conference will center around two dimensions: the economic – investments, energy, infrastructure, trade – and the political – security, migration and political stability.

The 40-plus confirmed speakers at the event include: Prime Minister of Lebanon Tammam Saeb Salam, President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, the Vice President of the Foreign Investors Association of Bahrain Hisham Ayoub and the Secretary General of the Federation of GCC Chambers Abdul Rahim Hassan Al Naqi.

On Greece’s side, speakers will include Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Stathakis, Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas and alternate Minister for Tourism Elena Kountoura.

On the EU’s side, speakers will include Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.