His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held a meeting Wednesday with President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the presidential mansion in Athens.

At the outset of the session, the president welcomed His Highness the Amir and the accompanying delegation, noting the great development witnessed in the relations of the two countries, and voicing her hope that this important visit of the Amir to Greece will push bilateral cooperation to the level to which the two friendly countries aspire.

For his part, His Highness the Amir voiced his thanks to the president of the Hellenic Republic for the warm reception and hospitality accorded to him and the accompanying delegation.

His Highness the Amir stressed his keenness to continue strengthening the distinguished relations between the two countries, which have exceeded 50 years, and to expand the horizons of fruitful cooperation between them for the benefit of their friendly peoples.

During the meeting, they discussed friendship and cooperation relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen and develop them at all levels, especially in areas of economy and investment. In addition, they also discussed the developments in Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The meeting was attended by HE Chief of the Amiri Diwan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, HE Minister of Transport Jassim bin Saif al- Sulaiti, HE Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi, HE Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Thani, HE Minister of Culture Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad al-Thani, HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al- Muraikhi, and a number of members of the official delegation accompanying the Amir.

On the Greek side, the meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs George Gerapetritis, Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni and a number of senior officials.

His Highness the Amir was accorded an official reception upon arrival at the presidential mansion in Athens.