The Greek Prime Minister will arrive at Abu Dhabi late on Friday afternoon (20:00 local time), to attend the events for the 45th anniversary of the union of the Arab Emirates, December 2-4 and participate in the UNESCO Conference “Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage”, which is co-organized by the United Arab Emirates and France
On the sidelines of the Conference, the Greek Prime Minister is expected to hold bilateral meetings with French President Francois Hollande and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.
The celebrations for the 45th anniversary of the union of Arab Emirates, have taken on an international dimension as leaders from many countries will be honoring the Gulf state with their presence. Apart from the Greek Prime Minister and French President Francois Hollande, who will participate at the UNESCO Conference “Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage”, Egyptian President Al-Sisi and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will also attend.
The Greek Prime Minister will will have bilateral meetings with Francois Hollande and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on Saturday and Sunday. The Prime Minister’s Office, is already working on other bilateral contacts for Alexis Tsipras, as this is considered to be an excellent opportunity for contacts that will activate bilateral cooperation on many levels.
The “Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage” conference is an initiative by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and French President Francois Hollande. It will be held under the patronage of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) at the Emirates Palace.
The Conference will be attended by:
- Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
- Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, emir of Kuwait
- Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, emir of Qatar
- Abdel Fattah El Sisi, president of Egypt
- Francois Hollande, president of France
- Ibrahim Keita, president of Mali
- Ashraf Ghani, president of Afghanistan
- Irina Bokova, director-general, Unesco
- Fayez Al Sarraj, prime minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya
- Denis Zvizdi, chairman of the council of ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Alexis Tsipras, prime minister of Greece
- Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister of Ethiopia
- Emir Khalid Al Faisal, governor, Makkah province, Saudi Arabia
- Haitham bin Tariq bin Al Busaid, minister of heritage and culture, Oman
- Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, son of the king of Bahrain
- Mohammed Al Mubarak, chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
- Saif Ghobash, director general, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
- Azedine Beschaouch, former Tunisia minister of culture/ΙΒΝΑ
Photos: IBNA/Spiros Sideris