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Egyptian president, Greek PM discuss regional issues, bilateral relations

The two leaders also discussed economic, security and energy cooperation, as well as regional issues including the situation in Libya

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Mar 2021
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File photo of Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (Photo courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern in the Eastern Mediterranean in a telephone call on Wednesday, the Egyptian presidency said.

During the call, El-Sisi said that Egypt is proud of its cooperation with Greece, whether at the bilateral level or within the framework of the tripartite cooperation mechanism with Cyprus, the statement said.

Presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady said that the president also affirmed Egypt’s keenness to boost cooperation with Greece to meet the aspiration of the two countries’ peoples.

The two leaders also discussed economic, security and energy cooperation, as well as regional issues including the situation in Libya.

Mitsotakis affirmed his country’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Egypt at the bilateral level and the trilateral level with Cyprus.

He also highlighted Greece’s willingness to intensify coordination and consultation with Egypt on issues of mutual concern.

Egypt, Greece and Cyprus share the same stance on many regional issues, including Libya. They all call for the exit of mercenaries and foreign troops from Libya and welcome the recent formation of a new interim government in the country.

Egypt, Greece and Cyprus signed a tripartite political and economic cooperation mechanism agreement in Nicosia in October 2020.

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