The meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Gerapetritis, and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, took place in a cordial atmosphere in Cairo. During the meeting there were talks and convergence of views on bilateral and regional issues with an emphasis on the Middle East crisis, according to diplomatic diplomatic sources.

The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Soukry, was also present at Mr. Gerapetritis’ meeting with the Egyptian President, and the road map for the further promotion of bilateral relations between Greece and Egypt was discussed.

The discussion lasted 45 minutes, beyond the scheduled time, as the same sources point out.

The meeting will follow two foreign ministers at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working lunch and joint press conference. High on the agenda of the two ministers’ discussions are expected to be developments in the Middle East and bilateral relations, amid rising tensions in the region and concerns of regional destabilization, from the Red Sea to Lebanon.

After the conclusion of the bilateral contacts, the Foreign Minister will meet in Cairo with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Abul Gheit.

It is noted that upon his arrival in Cairo, Mr. Gerapetritis met with representatives of the Greek community in Egypt, at the consular residence.