Greece, UK sign MoU during FM Dendias’ London visit on Monday

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss in London on Monday.

On Twitter, Dendias wrote that “the MoU on Strategic Bilateral Framework between Greece and the UK opens a new chapter in their post-Brexit partnership, deepening their cooperation on a wide range of areas, including foreign policy and defence.”

In another tweet, the Greek minister noted that he held a “warm and productive discussion on taking forward Greece-UK security and trade cooperation. Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus issue and Western Balkans were also reviewed.”

Earlier on Monday Dendias also met Minister for Europe & Americas at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Wendy Morton, with whom he had a “timely discussion on recent developments regarding the Cyprus issue and the Eastern Mediterranean region,” tweeted the Greek Foreign Ministry.

UK Foreign Secretary Truss

The UK-Greece Strategic Bilateral Framework signed between Greece and the United Kingdom in London on Monday “will open up new opportunities for trade and investment in both countries,” said UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss after her meeting with Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias.

The agreement will also “enable better cooperation between businesses, investors and industry, and builds on strong security and defence cooperation as we seek to challenge malign actors that threaten to disrupt our freedoms and way of life,” she added.

The Framework will build on the strong existing relationship between the UK and Greece, added the Foreign Office, enabling individual deals in the sectors of foreign policy, defence, trade and investment, health, education, tourism and maritime affairs.