Greece – Saudi Arabia | Joint statement on bilateral relations
Defence Redefined
Published on 27/10/2021 at 13:30

A joint statement was issued at the end of the visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Saudi Arabia, in which full reference is made to bilateral contacts and their conclusions.

The conclusion of the common historical ties between the two countries and the exchange of views on regional and international issues are mentioned.

It is pointed out that the ties of friendship and cooperation are not limited to the political field, but pervade issues of economy, trade, investment, defence, security, culture, and tourism. That is why, in the context of bilateral contacts, ways were sought to strengthen these ties and to specialize in the fields of cooperation.

The importance of the newly-established Business Council of Greece – S. Arabia for the strengthening of the ties of the business communities of the two countries is underlined and it is pointed out that steps were considered for the promotion of investment initiatives and connectivity projects. Of course, reference is also made to the establishment of the Supreme Cooperation Council of the two countries.

Both sides reaffirmed their strong commitment to respect for international law, security, and stability based on the fundamental principles of respect for the inviolability of borders, territorial integrity, and sovereign rights in transboundary zones in accordance with international law, the law of the sea and the obligation to refrain from the use or threat of use of force, in accordance with the UN Charter.

Both sides also stressed the need to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against extremism and terrorism. Finally, initiatives for Tourism but also for tackling climate change were high on the agenda of bilateral contacts.


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