Shoukry meets Greek Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs on the sidelines of the Arab-EU Ministerial Meeting

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on February 4th with the Greek Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs Georgios Katrougalos, on the sidelines of the League of Arab States (LAS)-EU ministerial meeting in Brussels.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Counselor Ahmed Hafez stated that at the beginning of the meeting, Minister Shoukry praised the progress achieved on the level of bilateral relations between Egypt and Greece in various fields. He also expressed Egypt’s aspiration for the continuation of this momentum on all fronts, including the tripartite mechanism with Cyprus. In this context, Shoukry pointed to the outcome of the recent tripartite summit held in Crete last October, stressing the importance of building on its results, especially in the areas of tourism, investment, labor and energy so as to serve the mutual interests of the two friendly countries.

Hafez added that the two sides agreed on the importance of developing their trade and economic ties, as well as intensifying consultations between them on the regional and international challenges, especially in regards to combating terrorism and illegal immigration.

On his part, the Greek official affirmed his country’s keenness to bolster cooperation with Egypt in all fields, and stressed the need for continued consultation and coordination between Egypt and Greece on various issues. In this regard, Shoukry briefed Katrougalos on Egypt’s vision on the latest developments in the Middle East.

Source: State Information Service Egypt