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Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister on official visit to Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis met on Tuesday with her Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal, who is currently on an official visit to Greece. Earlier, the Saudi Arabian minister was received by Greek President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis.  Bakoyannis referred to Greece’s standing interest in the Middle East peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. She stated that she had the “opportunity to be briefed first hand on developments” within the framework of a Saudi Arabian initiative, “which Greece has supported from the very outset.”  The two ministers also discussed the international economic crisis. Bakoyannis praised the Saudi foreign minister as distinguished figure internationally, who has worked consistently to strengthen the friendship shared by the two countries, while noting that Saudi Arabia is one of the “key pillars of the global economy.” Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Visit of Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal & Bilateral Relations Greece – Saudi Arabia;