Greek FM Nikos Dendias arrives in Egypt



Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 01:39 GMT


Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 01:39 GMT

CAIRO – 8 March 2021: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrived in Egypt, Monday for talks with top officials on bilateral cooperation and regional developments.

During the visit, that reflects the exceptional Greek-Egyptian relationship, the two sides will probe bilateral ties, economic cooperation, collaboration in the energy sector as well as Middle East developments and regional issues of mutual interest, such as Libya, Greek Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexandros Papaioannou had said.

Dendias' talks will also focus on the "Friendship Forum" that was held lately in Athens between him and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the tripartite meeting that involved Greece, Egypt and Cyprus, the spokesman added

Dendias and Shoukry meet earlier in February according to Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahemd Hafez.

The meeting that took place in Athens discussed ways of boosting bilateral relations, as well as a number of regional files of interest

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, stated that the two ministers discussed means to bolster bilateral ties in line with what was agreed upon during the official visit of President al-Sisi to Greece in November 2020. They also addressed ways to support the flow of mutual investments between their two countries and to overcome any obstacles that Egyptian and Greek companies may encounter.

Hafez added that the meeting tackled promoting cooperation between Egypt and Greece in the field of energy. On his part, Minister Shoukry expressed Egypt's appreciation for Greece's ratification of the founding charter of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, which will enter into force starting March 2021.





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