Egypt, Greece discuss regional developments

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Cairo on Sunday and discussed ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations between both nations.

The spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said that the two ministers discussed a number of regional and international issues of common interest.

Shoukry updated his Greek counterpart on the latest developments regarding Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

The two ministers expressed their appreciation for the established partnership between the two countries, and the importance of continuing to strengthen relations together in all economic, political, social and cultural fields.

Appreciation was also expressed for the continued exchange of support between the two countries in international forums, and the importance of Egypt as a strategic partner for Greece and the European Union in the southern Mediterranean and Middle East region.

They also discussed ways to mutually benefit from shared expertise in confronting the coronavirus pandemic, better mitigating its social and economic repercussions.

Hafez added that the meeting dealt with the situation in the eastern Mediterranean region.

Shoukry also reviewed the current regional developments and Egypt’s vision on how resolve other issues plaguing the region and efforts aimed bring about an appropriate climate for security and stability, such as reaching a comprehensive settlement in the Libyan crisis.


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