N. Dendias in Israel: “Greece’s relationship with Israel is strategic”


Greece’s relationship with Israel is strategic, emphasized Nikos Dendias

After the head of the State Department Anthony Blinken, with a difference of 24 hours, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias today makes the second visit and the first of a foreign minister of an EU member state to Israel after the swearing in of the new government on 29 December 2022 and the appointment of the new minister Outside the country.

Nikos Dendias left Athens at dawn for Israel, where he will initially have his first live meeting with Israel’s new minister, Eli Cohen. The two foreign ministers will have a private meeting around 09:00, which will be followed by extended talks. Afterwards, the two foreign ministers will make joint statements, after which a private working breakfast will be held.

Afterwards, Nikos Dendias is expected to be successively received by the President of Israel Isaac Herzog, as well as by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

During the foreign minister’s visit to Israel, the discussions are expected to focus on deepening the Greek-Israeli cooperation in a wide range of sectors, such as in the energy, investment and defense sectors, as well as in the context of tripartite cooperation schemes. In addition, the talks are expected to cover international and regional developments, including developments in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Greece’s relationship with Israel is strategic, emphasized Nikos Dendias, speaking at an event in Athens on Monday night.

On Monday afternoon, Anthony Blinken, after Egypt, made the first official visit of a foreign minister to Israel.


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