Greek President tells Sisi bilateral ties can be strengthened

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Thursday called on his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi for the two countries to step up their cooperation in culture, arts and trade.

Following talks in Athens, Pavlopoulos said that Greek investments in Egypt total around 4 billion euros a year through 180 firms. Pavlopoulos praised Egypt for its handling of recent discussions regarding the delineation of the exclusive economic zones between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt. The three countries signed the Cairo Declaration in November, pledging to work more closely on energy issues.

The meeting between Pavlopoulos and Sisi came two days after Defense Minister Panos Kammenos met his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi in Cairo, where they discussed the situation in Libya and closer cooperation on defense issue.