Minister: Greece can be energy hub between EU and Asia

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Minister: Greece can be energy hub between EU and Asia14th International Conference on "Ensuring Regional Stability" held in Batumi, Georgia

Greece can become an energy hub linking Asia and Europe, Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos noted on Friday, in his address to the 14th International Conference on Georgia's European Way "Ensuring Regional Stability" held in Batumi, Georgia. He also emphasised the importance of energy as a factor for regional stability and security.

The Greek Minister was speaking on the first day of the conference, on the subject of European Energy Security following Georgia's recent accession to the European Union's Energy Community. Also on the same panel were Georgia's Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, Polish Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymaski and Georgian Energy Minister Ilia Eloshvili

On the margins of the conference, he had bilateral meetings focusing on bilateral economic relations between Greece and Georgia with Janelidze, Minister of State for European Affairs Victor Dolidze and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Sustainable Development Genadi Arveladze, who co-chaired the Greek-Georgian Joint Inter-ministerial Committee that convened in Athens in late May.   

A foreign ministry announcement stressed that a specific time-frame for promoting economic cooperation was requested, given the great margins for improving economic ties in trade, energy, tourism, agriculture and transport. Katrougalos also noted the bonds of friendship beween the two countries and expressed Greece's support for Georgia's European prospects.

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