Greek president: Cairo and Athens, epicenters of Mediterranean civilization

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his appreciation for the strong ties binding Egypt and Greece.

Pavlopoulos lauded the role of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) as well as Alexandria Center for Hellenstic Studies which offers scientific degrees granted by Alexandria University, expressing hope to adopt a global program for cultural dialogue in which Cairo and Athens will be the epicenter of the Mediterranean civilization.

Pavlopoulos made the remarks while receiving BA Director Moustafa Elfeki and his accompanying delegation who are visiting Athens at an invitation from the Greek president, said a statement released by BA on Tuesday.

Elfeki is leading a BA delegation to take part in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in addition to the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Center for Hellenistic Studies.

Pavlopoulos voiced his keenness on participating in the BA’s initiative to make use of the Grand Antoniadis Palace via transforming it into a major center for the dialogue of cultures in cooperation with Alexandria governorate and the northern military region.

Source: State Information Service Egypt