Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry probed Thursday with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias boosting relations as well as regional and international files of mutual concern, especially the developments in the Palestinian territories.
Shoukry and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias discussed on Sunday ways of boosting bilateral cooperation.
The mechanism is set to maintain periodic political coordination between the Arab League and Greece in various regional and international forums
As they met in Cairo on Monday, the ministers stressed on the strong bilateral relations and friendship tying their two countries in all fields
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrived in Egypt, Monday for talks with top officials on bilateral cooperation and regional developments.
The visit aims at enhancing bilateral cooperation and coordination between Egypt and Greece in all fields and regional and international issues of mutual concern, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Egyptian Parliament’s constitutional committee on Monday approved a maritime demarcation agreement to establish an exclusive economic zone between Egypt and Greece, after spotting no legal or constitutional violation.
Standing defiant against a newly-signed agreement on the demarcation of maritime borders in the EEZ area between Egypt and Greece, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Friday that his country cancelled talks with Greece over Mediterranean gas.
“The international legal system is the firm foundation that manages the relations between the countries and preserves security and peace,” Gargash said.
Dendias affirmed continuous coordination with Egypt at the highest levels and said agreements between Egypt and Greece are in line with the international law.
Shoukry received Dendias to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations and review issues of mutual concern, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias affirmed Greece’s support to the Cairo Declaration on Libya, which represents a message for peace and stability to the whole region.
They agreed that the two MoUs signed by Turkey and Fayez al-Sarraj constitute a violation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and international law.
Egypt will host a four-country summit with France, Cyprus and Greece in January, with the aim of thwarting recent Turkey’s widely rejected energy measures, Cyprus’s Financial Mirror reported, citing Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Sunday held talks with foreign ministers of Greece and Italy around the escalation in Libya, after Turkey and Tripoli’s government signed a controversial maritime agreement that has ratcheted international reject
The MoUs signed in November are related to security and maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean. Egypt has earlier rejected the MoUs, saying that they "pose no legal effect".