Middle East

    Senior officials from Arab countries met with Greek authorities for the third Greek-Arab Economic Forum, which focused on promoting commercial and economic cooperation between Greece and the Arab community. At the sidelines of the forum, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis met with Libya’s public works secretary in preparations for a joint interministerial committee meeting to be held in Tripoli in October. The Greek foreign minister also had a dialogue with Egypt’s deputy trade and industry minister in a bid to strengthen the two countries’ energy, investment and transport cooperation. Kouvelis also had meetings with Syria’s electricity minister and the United Arab Emirates’ economy minister.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.