Greek Foreign Minister and Arab League Secretary Meet in Cairo



Greece’s agreement to play an important role in Middle East was the main outcome of a meeting in Cairo on Wednesday between Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis and Arab League General Secretary Nabil El Araby.

Lambrinidis underlined the need for stronger relations between Greece and the Arab League, adding that Athens seeks to forge “strategic cooperation” with the Arab League.

Arab League General Secretary praised Greece’s understanding of the region’s problems and the government’s willingness to play an important role.

They also discussed regional developments, including the Palestinian issue, developments in Libya, and the gradual democratization of the country.

The Arab League General Secretary is scheduled to visit Greece in the near future.