Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, currently visiting Athens, had talks Thursday with Greek Energy and Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis on means of promoting bilateral cooperation in the fields of traditional and new and renewable energy.
El-Sisi underlined his country's keenness to promote cooperation with Greece in various energy fields, especially in the context of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum.
El-Sisi also referred to a recent maritime demarcation deal between Egypt and Greece, which will magnify the benefit of natural gas reserves.
Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said the meeting highlighted the keenness of both Cairo and Athens to boost cooperation in the energy field to the benefit of both sides.
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during his meeting with left-wing Syriza Party leader Alexis Tsipras on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)
El-Sisi meets with Syriza party leader
El-Sisi also met Thursday, during his visit to Athens, left-wing Syriza Party leader Alexis Tsipras, the former Greek prime minister.
Rady said that the president expressed appreciation for the development of ties between Egypt and Greece in the different domains. El-Sisi said that he is looking forward to proceeding with consultations between the two countries to coordinate stances on the latest regional developments.
Tsipras welcomed bolstering relations with Egypt in light of its pivotal role in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean regions.
During the meeting, El-Sisi and Tsipras exchanged points of view on political and regional issues, especially the Libyan crisis and the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.