Greece to participate in Egypt-EU Association Council in Luxembourg on Sunday

Eman Youssef in Athens , Sunday 19 Jun 2022

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias will participate in the Egypt-EU Association Council’s ninth meeting, which will be held on Sunday 19 June in Luxembourg, according to a statement by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry; Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias


The ninth meeting will be chaired by Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

The plenary session will be devoted to a discussion on the developments and prospects of the Association Agreement between the EU and Egypt, according to the European Council.

Greece values the great importance of the constantly developing relation between the EU and Egypt, who is a strategic partner of Greece with a key role in the wider Mediterranean region, the statement said.

During the meeting, Dendias and Shoukry are expected to discuss developments in Africa and Egypt, and then exchange other views over an informal business lunch.

Furthermore, the meeting will cover recent developments in the EU’s relations with Gulf countries and Jordan.

Finally, Dendias will brief Shoukry and Borrell on his recent tour of the Western Balkans and the results of the Southeast European Cooperation Process Summit, which took place in Thessaloniki on 10 June.

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