The common will of Greece and the United Arab Emirates to further build their cooperation at a higher level, but also the certainty that the economic cooperation will be more prosperous, expressed the Emirati ambassador to our country Suleiman Almazroui. In a greeting at the celebration of the national day of the UAE in Athens, on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of their unification, the Suleiman Almazroui he spoke of a dynamic strengthening of bilateral relations.

In particular, he focused on last year’s presence of the Emirates in last year’s TIF for which it was an honored country, but also in the first investment Roadshow of the UAE in Greece last October, which was attended by the Dubai government organization for the trade of goods and businesses, Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), with the central objective of strengthening trade and investment bilateral relations.

In this context, he expressed pride that momentum and dynamism were recorded in the further development of bilateral relations, with an emphasis on investment and business relations between the two countries. “We are moving towards sustainable economic ties to strengthen bilateral business partnerships,” he emphasized.

Subsequently, he emphasized the organization of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) organized by the UAE and held in Dubai, where Greece is represented by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The UAE is hosting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, ‘COP28’ from November 30 to December 12 at EXPO CITY, Dubai. Climate change is a global problem that requires a global effort, and COP28 will be the conference for action, Suleiman Hamid Salem Almazroui stressed. He noted that COP28 is a prime opportunity to review and redefine the climate agenda.

Outlining the goals of the host country for this year’s COP28, he set out to prioritize accelerating the energy transition and reforming land use and food systems, while scaling up mitigation and adaptation and reducing loss and damage. Sustainable development is very important for the UAE and of course for the whole world, to the extent that 2023 has been declared as the Year of Sustainability, he announced.

Finally, Suleiman Almazroui referred to the importance of the UAE’s participation in the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) project, estimating that it will strengthen his country’s international partnerships, as well as its participation in the BRICS group from January 2024.