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Egypt's Sisi meets in Athens with speaker of Greek parliament

Ahram Online , Thursday 10 Dec 2015
Sisi, Tsipras, Anastasiades
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, left, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, center, and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades snake hands after their trilateral summit in Athens, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (Photo: AP)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is now meeting in Athens with Speaker of the Greek Parliament Nikos Voutsis to discuss "parliamentary cooperation" between the two countries, MENA reported.

Spokesperson of the Egyptian presidency Alaa Youssef said that the meeting between the officials is meant to highlight the importance of cultural exchange between the two countries.

Egypt’s newly elected parliament is planning to hold its first session before the end of this year. The country has been without a parliament since the previous legislature, elected in late 2011, was dissolved in June 2012.

El-Sisi arrived in Athens on Tuesday and attended on Wednesday a tripartite summit in Athens between the leaders of Greece, Cyprus, and Egypt.

The three leaders issued what they called the "Athens Declaration,” which highlights the importance of strengthening trilateral cooperation in various frameworks. 

The Declaration also emphasizes the importance of maintaining security and stability while developing the three countries and the Middle East. 

This is the third meeting between the three countries this year, with the two prior meetings taking place in Egypt and Cyprus. The two previous meetings included discussions on fighting terrorism, implementing economic projects, and solving the global refugee crisis.

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