The Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Nikos Xydakis, met at the Foreign Ministry today [Jan 22] with the Palestinian Ambassador to Greece, Marwan Emile Toubassi, and the Tunisian Ambassador to Greece, Tarek Saadi, following the Hellenic Parliament’s passing, on 22 December 2015, of its Resolution on recognition of the Palestinian state.
During the meeting, which took place in a friendly atmosphere, there was reaffirmation of the excellent historical and traditional relations between Greece and Palestine and Greece and all of the countries of the Arab world.
The Palestinian Ambassador thanked our country for its varied and longstanding assistance on the Palestinian issue.
In the discussion that followed, emphasis was put on the further development and deepening of all aspects of bilateral relations and of Greece’s relations with the Arab world on the political, economic and cultural levels. Special reference was made to the promotion of economic cooperation between Greece and the whole of the Arab world.
Finally, the two Ambassadors acknowledged Greece’s assistance in the humanitarian approach to and handling of the refugee crisis, which concerns mainly Arab populations.