BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The United Arab Emirates is exploring ways to support joint cooperation between it and the State of Greece in defense fields and regional issues.
This was reported by Emirates News Agency “WAM”, today, noting that Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, had made a video call with Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Greek Minister of National Defense.
The agency said that the defense ministers of the two countries discussed views on the latest developments in the spread of the coronavirus, the importance of cooperation and synergy between different countries of the world, and uniting efforts to contain and overcome its repercussions.
They added: “The two sides also discussed, during the visual communication, the strengthening of joint defense and military cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Greece and ways to develop them to serve the interests of the two friendly countries, in addition to a number of regional and international issues of common concern.”
This military cooperation comes at a time when both countries are at odds with Turkey over a number of issues, including the situation in Libya and oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.