PM Mitsotakis meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II following trilateral summit

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and visiting King of Jordan Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein held a meeting at Maximos Mansion after the end of the Greece-Cyprus-Jordan summit held in Athens on Wednesday.

Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus issue, and the course of the pandemic were among the matters discussed by the two leaders.

The Greek premier welcomed Jordan’s king and said that “we have identified many areas of cooperation that extend beyond the fundamental geopolitical agenda on which we must focus.” He also mentioned Greece’s donation of 150,000 coronavirus vaccines to Jordan, soon to be delivered to the country.

King Abdullah expressed his satisfaction with the success of the trilateral summit and the related bilateral meetings. “I believe that our discussions, not only bilaterally with your country, but also with Cyprus, show that we have a lot of good work ahead of us with the appropriate follow-up,” he underlined.

Meeting with Greek president

Earlier on Wednesday, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou received King Abdullah at the Presidential Mansion.

She noted that Greece wants to strengthen its relations with Jordan because it is “a pillar of stability in the Middle East,” and called the king “a modern leader with a dynamic presence and with a sober approach and voice,” traits which are particularly important during the challenges the region faces now.