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Athens, 21 September 2022

Knesset Secretary General visits Hellenic Parliament

The Secretary General of the Knesset Gil Segal visited the Hellenic Parliament following an invitation by his counterpart, the Secretary General of the Hellenic Parliament George Mylonakis. Mr Segal was accompanied by the Ambassador of Israel to Athens Noam Katz, the Deputy Head of Mission Zack Saar and a delegation of high-ranking officials from the Knesset. 

During the meeting of the two Secretaries General it was confirmed that there is a mutual will to strengthen and deepen cooperation between the parliaments of Greece and Israel, both at the bilateral level, as well as in the framework of wider inter-parliamentary cooperation.

The Greek side expressed its readiness to offer its expertise in the fields of culture, outward-looking actions, library-related issues and organising exhibitions, while the Israeli side offered to do the same on IT and modern digital technologies. The future signing of the MoU between the parliaments was also discussed. It will reflect the framerowk and the prospects of cooperation at multiple levels. 

From the parliamentary side, the Secretary General of the Knesset was welcomed by the Chairman of the Greece-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group Dimitrios Kairidis who delivered a welcome address on behalf of the Hellenic Parliament. 

During their brief meeting, Mr Kairidis referred to, inter alia, the upgrading of an already strong and stable, geostrategically speaking, relationship that has developed between the two states in recent years. He highlighted the significance of contacts between the peoples and their representatives, peopled with a unique history, who have been tested and forged over the centuries and who choose to shape their future on the basis of a Western political orientation.

With particular emphasis, both sides highlighted the set collaborations in the fields of new technologies, agricultural research and development, the environmental perspective and culture. 

During the two-day visit, concluding tomorrow, officials of the two Parliaments presented operational issues of their sectors, while the Israeli Delegation was guided around the exhibition "Beholding Liberty! At the Hellenic Parliament, two centuries later". Tomorrow, Thursday 22 September, there will be a guided tour of the Acropolis Museum and a joint visit to the Holocaust Memorial. 

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