Greece and Egypt are picking up negotiations for an agreement on exclusive economic zones between the two countries where they last left off, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday, following the conclusion of a visit to Cairo.
On his one-day trip, Dendias met successively with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
In a statement on his return to Greece, the Greek minister said, “I had the honor of being received by President of Egypt El Sisi, to whom I conveyed the warm greetings of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. I also conveyed to him the declared willingness of our country to further improve our ties of friendship and collaboration with Egypt.”
Following his meeting with the president, Dendias said he had talks with his close friend Sameh Shoukry, as he called him. “We discussed regional issues, developments in the eastern Mediterranean, the Libya issue, and Turkish aggression,” the Greek minister said.