Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is making a surprise visit to Egypt in order to have contacts with his counterpart Sameh Shoukry.
According to the information so far, the trip of the Minister of Foreign Affairs is taking place as the discussions of the Greek with the Egyptian side for the definition of maritime zones between the two countries are now entering their final stage.
This is essentially a follow-up of Mr. Dendias’ trip in June.
The talks and the prospects of reaching an agreement are considered particularly important and in view of the resumption of dialogue with Turkey.
In June, Mr. Dendias had met with the President of Egypt and his counterpart, with whom he had discussed the issue of the economic zones of Greece and Egypt.
“I had long talks with my close friend, the Egyptian Minister, Mr. Sameh Shoukry. We talked about regional issues, about developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, about Libya and about the Turkish provocations. Finally, today we again caught the thread of the negotiation for the agreement of the economic zones between Greece and Egypt”, the Greek Foreign Minister had stated at the time.
According to the Egyptian media, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is meeting with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, today at the headquarters of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo.
After the meeting, there will be a joint press conference and a joint announcement, according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
In addition to progress on the issue of maritime zones, there will be a new framework for cooperation on tourism and trade.