Greece’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Gerapetritis headed to the middle east for a 2-day tour to meet with counterparts in Qatar and Kuwait to discuss the conflict in the region, the importance of observing international law and the law of the sea, as well as the potential of further enhancing economic collaboration between the countries.

The Greek Minister was particularly focused on finding ways to ensure there is no additional spill-over stemming from the conflict in Gaza and also on the urgent need to deescalate the situation.

Reports at To Vima say the meeting between Minister Gerapetritis and his counterpart the Minister of Kuwait, Abdullah Ali Al-Yahia, was held in a positive atmosphere and that this year marks 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Greece’s Minister highlighted the role that Kuwait plays in stabilizing the region, as well as Greece’s efforts to contribute by addressing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. He also told his counterpart that more needs to be done to provide humanitarian aid and to release the Israeli hostages.

Regarding the various proposals discussed to enhance bilateral cooperation, the Minister of Kuwait expressed his particular interest in investments and food security, said To Vima.