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Egypt's Sisi to visit Athens Tuesday for summit with Greece, Cyprus leaders

The three leaders are set to discuss regional developments as well as economic and military cooperation

Ahram Online , Sunday 6 Dec 2015
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Reuters)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will visit Athens on Tuesday where he will attend a tripartite summit with Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, the Egyptian presidency announced on Sunday.

The summit, to take place on 9 December, will be the third meeting held between the three heads of state since the election of El-Sisi as president in 2014.

President El-Sisi will discuss bilateral relations with Greek leaders as well as the latest developments in the region.

El-Sisi will also meet with the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Nikos Voutsis, and will meet with Greece's Minister of Defence Panos Kammenos to discuss Egyptian-Greek military and security cooperation, with a focus on the threat of terrorism in the region.

The Egyptian president is also set to attend an Egyptian-Greek businessmen's summit in Athens to discuss economic cooperation and development between the two countries, particularly in regards to the energy sector.

El-Sisi's visit is scheduled to end on Thursday, 10 December.

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