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Greece, UAE sign political, defense agreements

The Greek prime minister's visit to the United Arab Emirates comes amid tensions both states have with Turkey.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) welcomed Greece’s head of government for an official visit today. The two states signed a foreign policy and defense agreement as their mutual tensions with Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea continue.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and signed a “strategic partnership” and an “agreement on joint foreign policy and defense cooperation,” he said in a tweet. UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan met with Mitsotakis. Nahyan said on Twitter that the UAE and Greece established a partnership on political, economic and cultural cooperation.

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