Saudi FM, Greek PM meet

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11 February 2021

 Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan was received by Greece’s prime minister in Athens today.

Prince Faisal and Kyriakos Mitsotakis held talks during which they discussed bilateral relations between the Kingdom and Greece and ways to enhance them.

They also discussed regional and international developments and issues of common interest.

The Kingdom’s foreign minister conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Mitsotakis who in turn thanked the king and crown prince. Prince Faisal also attended a meeting of foreign ministers in the Greek capital today called the Philia Forum.

The Philia Forum is currently being held in Athens and has the participation of Cyprus, France, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

The Philia Forum is focussed on discussing a number of issues, from diplomacy and the economy, to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and energy issues.

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, welcomed the opening of the Forum, saying that this pioneering form of cooperation, marks the partnership of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt with new partners such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Gulf.

Adapted from original source: Arabnews

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