President Prokopis Pavlopoulos spoke about the role Saudi Arabia could play in ensuring peace in the region and combatting terrorism, as well the country’s long economic relations with Greece, during a meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday.
Pavlopoulos is on an official two-day visit to Saudi Arabia and is accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis and Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos.
“In this new period of relations with Saudi Arabia, Greece enters as a member-state of the European Union, located in a very sensitive region of the Mediterranean. […] The cooperation is not just economic. Saudi Arabia is a country that lays a central role within the Arabic countries. Its role is strengthened by its stability. Therefore it can play an important role in the consolidation of peace in the region and in combatting terrorism,” Pavlopoulos said.