The 5th meeting of the Greece-Ukraine joint inter-ministerial committee was held in Athens on Wednesday, co-chaired by Greek deputy foreign minister Dimitris Dollis and Ukrainian deputy infrastructures minister Korniienko Volodymyr, during which the 5th Protocol for economic, industrial, scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries was signed.
Dollis said that the meeting reflected the high level of cooperation between the two countries, adding that the sectors of energy, transports, shipping, agriculture, environmental protection, protection of consumers, regional cooperation and investments were discussed, as well as "diplomacy of the citizens" via tourism and growth.
The Greek deputy minister spoke of a "spectacular increase" in the number of Ukrainian visitors to Greece, which he called "encouraging", and noted that the Greek side anticipates the arrival in Athens of the Ukrainian president for the signing of further cooperation protocols.
Volodymyr noted the great friendship between the two countries which, he said, was reaffirmed at the meeting and the signature of the cooperation protocol.
He added that the framework was set out on the issues on which the upcoming visit by the Ukrainian president to Greece would be prepared.