Qatar’s emir visits Greece for trade deal, energy

The emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, met with Greece’s political leadership Wednesday and the two countries signed a trade cooperation deal.

The emir, accompanied by the ministers of foreign affairs, energy and finance, met with Greek President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.

“These meetings are a landmark in the progress of our relations. Future prospects are very positive,” Papoulias said.

The two delegations discussed efforts to expand cooperation in energy and merchant shipping.

The emir’s three-day visit follows a trip by Papoulias last year to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Source: AP

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