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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-23

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] FM meets UAE counterpart
  • [02] Clinton to miss OSCE meeting

  • [01] FM meets UAE counterpart

    Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and her United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart Sheikh Abdallah Bin Zayid Al Nayaham, speaking after their meeting on Tuesday, said that the UAE constitutes a very attractive market for Greek businesses and Greece is an ideal place for UAE's investments, while expressing their mutual desire for deepening bilateral relations.

    The UAE's market needs quality Greek farm products and services in the sectors of tourism and shipping, that Greek businessmen can provide.

    Cooperation in the energy sector, and in renewable sources in particular, was also of interest to the two sides. They discussed the "UAE's extremely competitive candidacy to assume the headquarters of the IRENA international Organisation for renewable energy sources," as the Greek minister said, as well as the "Greek candidacy for the position of the Organisation's temporary General Director, of professor Arthouros Zervos."

    Referring to the issue, Bakoyannis said that "Greece is continuously improving its position on the energy map, upgrading its infrastructures and strengthening its bilateral cooperation with important players in the energy sector."

    The Sheikh expressed the desire "for the completion of the process for concluding two agreements, regarding the protection of investments and the avoidance of double taxation, to enable us to proceed with investments moves."

    The two ministers also examined major political issues in the wider region, such as the Palestinian question and Bakoyannis briefed her counterpart on issues of special Greek interest, such as relations with Turkey, negotiations on the issue of Cyprus and the lack of progress on the issue of the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

    [02] Clinton to miss OSCE meeting

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday officially cancelled her scheduled visit to the Ionian island of Corfu this week for an informal OSCE foreign ministers' meeting, citing her recovery from recent elbow surgery.

    Clinton announced her decision to Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis during a telephone conversation at noon on Monday, according to a foreign ministry announcement issued before a 24-hour snap media strike was declared in Greece.

    The US delegation will be led by Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, according to the Greek ministry.


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