UPDATED: Egyptian, Greek FMs discuss developments in East Mediterranean, GERD dispute

 

April 18, 2021

 

Minister Shoukry reviewed, during the meeting, the overall developments in the region and Egypt’s vision regarding settling the region’s crises


Egyptian Foreign Minister and Greek Foreign Minister are holding a meeting in Cairo. Photo: via Ahram Online

 

By Ahram Online

 

CAIRO – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendiasaa discussed – at a meeting in Cairo on Sunday – issues of bilateral cooperation as well as regional issues of mutual interests, including the situations in the East Mediterranean.

Minister Shoukry reviewed, during the meeting, the overall developments in the region and Egypt’s vision regarding settling the region’s crises, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez stated following the meeting.

He also explained the efforts aiming to bring about peace and security as well as reaching a comprehensive settlement for the crisis in Libya.

Shoukry also briefed his Greek counterpart on the latest updates concerning the dispute caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), as part of the country’s plan to brief the international community on the situation of the ten-year-old row.

Hafez added that both ministers expressed their keenness in continuing to strengthen cooperation ties in all fields.

The Greek minister described Egypt as a “strategic” partner for Greece and the European Union (EU) in the southern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Egypt and Greece signed last August a deal to maximise benefits from riches available in the exclusive economic zones of both countries, particularly the promising natural gas and oil reserves.

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