Shoukry leaves for Athens for talks on bilateral projects

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 May 2024

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry left for Athens on Sunday to meet with Greek officials to discuss topics of mutual concern, including following up on the progress of the power linkage project between both countries.

File Photo: Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. Photo: AFP


Shoukry will meet Greek officials, including his counterpart Georgios Gerapetritis, according to a statement by the foreign ministry.

Shoukry and Gerapetritis will follow up on the progress of bilateral cooperation programmes and consult on developments in the Middle East, including efforts to end the Israeli war in Gaza.

Shoukry is also scheduled to meet with Copelouzos Electricity Group Dimitrios Copelouzos to follow up on the progress in implementing the electrical interconnection project between Egypt and Greece, added the statement.

In October 2021, Egypt signed an agreement with Greece to extend an undersea cable that would transmit power from North Africa to Europe.

In the same month, it signed an agreement on linking the two countries’ electricity transmission networks.

Known as the GREGY interconnection, the cable between Egypt and Greece is a 3.5-billion-euro project that will carry 3,000 MW RES and connect northern Egypt directly with Attica in Greece. 

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