Sisi says keen to bolster Egypt's military cooperation with Greece
Friday، 04 December 2020 - 10:55 AM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed on Thursday 03/12/2020 his keenness on fostering Egypt-Greece military cooperation and increasing joint drills between the two countries.
President Sisi praised the current level of cooperation reached by both countries at the bilateral level, and the trilateral one with Cyprus, citing the ongoing Medusa 10 training exercise, carried out with the participation of French and UAE Armed Forces.
The President made the remarks during his meeting in Cairo with Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, in the presence of Egyptian Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Zaki, and the Greek ambassador in Cairo, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
Sisi said trilateral cooperation among Egypt, Greece and Cyprus stems from the balanced visions and stances shared by the three countries.
Those visions and stances are based on respect, good neighborliness and mutual interests; in accordance with international norms, with a view to maintaining security and stability in the eastern Mediterranean region.
The Greek defense minister conveyed greetings from the Greek prime minister to President Sisi.
The minister said his visit to Egypt reflects growing strategic relations between both countries, which he said are pushed by mutual interests and respect, in addition to both countries’ keenness on maintaining security and stability in the region.
Panagiotopoulos also expressed Greece’s keenness on fostering ongoing partnership with Egypt at the military and security levels.
In this regard, the two sides discussed means of boosting bilateral military cooperation, while exchanging views on the latest regional and international developments, particularly with regard to combating terrorism.
They also agreed to promote joint military exercise programs between Egypt and Greece, in addition to tripartite ones with Cyprus.