Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, met on Sunday with the Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Terence Quick to enhance bilateral cooperation and discuss issues of common interest.
During the meeting, Shoukry hailed the notable progress achieved in the bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry’s statement said.
Both agreed on developing relations, increasing investments, and bolstering economic and trade cooperation. Furthermore, Shoukry suggested that Greece has an opportunity to invest in the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), added the statement.
The meeting came nearly two weeks after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to Crete to take part in the sixth Greece-Cyprus-Egypt trilateral summit, which aims to boost trade and economic cooperation between the three countries, as well as enhance political consultation to confront challenges facing the Middle East, and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Al-Sisi met with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras during his visit to Crete, Greece’s largest island. Both leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, especially in fields of energy, investment, and tourism. The meeting also tackled international and regional issues of common interest, including countering terrorism and illegal immigration, recent updates in the region, and possible ways of reviving the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.