Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the pavilion of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, the country of honor at the 86th Thessaloniki International Fair that kicks off on the day and held until September 18.
The prime minister had the opportunity to watch traditional UAE dances at the entrance of the pavilion and then toured UAE stands that host food, construction and service companies. He also went to the pavilion of the UAE’s tourism organization. He then visited the stands of various ministries of the honored country, among them the ministries of finance and development.
He also met with falcon trainers, who held trained birds, and had a brief chat with them.
Mitsotakis was welcomed and accompanied throughout his visit to UAE’s Stand 13 by the UAE Minister of Economy Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri.
“I would like to congratulate the United Arab Emirates for their decision to accept TIF’s proposal to be the country of honor for 2022. I had the opportunity to visit a very impressive pavilion, which is a testament to the great momentum in the relations between our two countries. As we mentioned, at the intergovernmental level, we have already done a lot and I hope that this fair is an opportunity for the businesses of our countries to cooperate and explore areas of common interest. And why not see investments from the UAE in Greece too, but also from Greece in the UAE,” he noted.
He also expressed his satisfaction with the work of the Greek foreign affairs and development & investment ministries in facilitating cooperation and bringing together investors and businessmen of the two countries.