Third meeting of the Greece-United Arab Emirates Joint Interministerial Committee – Business Conference (Athens, 3-4 May 2017)
The 3rd Meeting of the Greece-United Arab Emirates Joint
Interministerial Committee (JIC) will take place on 3 and 4 May, at the
Athens Hilton, and will be co-chaired by Alternate Foreign Minister
Giorgos Katrougalos and UAE Minister of State Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmad Al
Fifty representatives of Ministries, Organizations and sectoral agencies will be participating on the Greek side, with 70 representatives of corresponding Ministries and agencies attending for the UAE.
The central goal of the JIC is further development of Greek-UAE cooperation in sectors of shared interest (trade, investments, energy, tourism, etc.).
The JIC proceedings will be completed on 4 May, with the official ceremony for the signing of the agreed minutes of the Meeting and bilateral agreements, as well as of memorandums of cooperation between agencies.
The JIC proceedings will be followed by a Business conference with the participation of some 200 Greek and UAE enterprises. The Conference proceedings will be opened by Greece's Energy and Environment Minister, George Stathakis, and UAE Minister of State Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmad Al Jaber. The representatives of the two business communities will then be addressed by the Secretary General for International Economic Relations, Giorgos Tsipras, and remarks will also be delivered, from the Greek side, by the President of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Konstantinos Michalos, and Enterprise Greece's Deputy Director of Investment Support, Ilias Iliadis. The Conference proceedings will conclude with bilateral business meetings.