Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 03:09 GMT
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi meets with Greek Defense Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos in Cairo- press photo
CARO – 3 December 2020: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with Greek Defense Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, agreeing on strengthening the joint military exercises between the two sides, as well as at the tripartite level with Cyprus, according to a statement from the Egyptian Presidency.
During the meeting, President Sisi praised the level of cooperation between the two countries and tripartite cooperative level between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus, which was recently embodied in the tripartite joint military exercise (Medusa-10) that is currently being implemented with the participation of French and Emirati forces.
The President affirmed that the tripartite cooperation comes in light of mutual interests in accordance with international norms to bring the security and stability to the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Attended by Egyptian Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Zaki and the Ambassador of Greece in Cairo, the meeting tackled ways to enhance military cooperation and the latest developments in regional and international issues, especially the efforts of combating terrorism.
30 November 2020, units of the Egyptian and Greek naval forces carried out joint maritime training with Greek forces in the Mediterranean, when the Egyptian naval forces were on their way to the homeland from Russia’s Black Sea where joint Egyptian-Russian naval training (Friendship Bridge-3) conducted in mid-November.
“Egypt supports Greece against any provocative attempts Eastern the Mediterranean or (acts threatening) its maritime borders in alignment with international law," President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou a visit to Athens on November 11, 2020.