Greek FM makes phone call to Egyptian counterpart to confer over global crises



Wed, 27 Jul 2022 - 12:25 GMT


Wed, 27 Jul 2022 - 12:25 GMT

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shokry. Press Photo

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shokry. Press Photo

CAIRO – 27 July 2022: Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias made Wednesday a phone call to his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shokry to discuss areas of bilateral cooperation, and ways of bolstering such collaboration to overcome the current global challenges.


The two ministers also conferred over regional affairs, international issues of mutual concern, multiple global crises, and possible solutions to mitigate their impact.


The Egyptian, Cypriot and Greek ministers of defense met in Cairo last June to hold talks on joint military cooperation as well as issues pertaining to the mutual interests of the three states.


In March, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the president of the European Investment Bank held a video call to discuss the Euro-Africa interconnector and COP 27 to be hosted by Egypt in November.



The three discussed cooperation in the energy sector, including the joint electricity interconnection bilaterally and trilaterally with Cyprus, as well in the framework of the strategic partnership between Egypt and the European Union, according to an Egyptian presidential statement.


The talks also tackled natural gas, climate change action, green transformation, green hydrogen, and solar power as Egypt prepares for hosting COP27 in November.


Sisi said Egypt will adopt a comprehensive approach in COP27, putting the priorities of all parties into consideration to come up with positive results in favor of international climate action with all its components. He expressed his confidence that Egypt will lead COP27 successfully.


The Egyptian president praised the ties with Greece and the developing joint cooperation at all levels, as well as the political coordination between the two countries on issues of mutual interest.


The meeting was also attended by the governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, the ministers of electricity, foreign affairs, petroleum, planning, international cooperation, as well as their Greek counterparts.



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