UAE, Greece discuss boosting ties

ABU DHABI, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- Ways of promoting cooperation were the main topic of discussion at a meeting Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, had with Dr. Catherine Boura, Ambassador of Greek to the UAE.

During the meeting, Minister Al Shamsi welcomed the diplomat and wished her success in carrying out her duties and lauded the strong ties between the UAE and Greece.

Al Shamsi emphasised that the country's leadership led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and the Rulers of the Emirates, is keen to support and strengthen these relations.

Minister Al Shamsi reviewed the great role played by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, in empowering women and enhancing their participation in all sectors in society. She also expressed her hope to consolidate cooperation between the two sides to achieve their common aspirations.

In turn, Dr. Boura praised the UAE's achievements at all levels, which she said, strengthened the countries position regionally and globally, hailing Sheikh Fatima's role in empowering and supporting women. She also stressed that Greece is keen to open various areas of cooperation between the two sides at the level of culture, art and history, as well as programmes to empower women in society.

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