Nikos Kotzias to visit Egypt and Cyrpus

Nikos Kotzias to visit Egypt and Cyrpus

Athens, February 22, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is scheduled to visit Egypt and Cyprus in the coming days.

Specifically, the Greek FM will depart on Tuesday, February 23, to Cairo where he will have contacts with the Egyptian leadership, certifying the very good relations between the two countries not only in the framework of trilateral cooperation between Greece and Cyprus Egypt, but also in their bilateral relations.

Mr. Kotzias will be received by the President of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Wednesday, February 24, and then by the Prime Minister of Egypt, Mr. Sherif Ismail, followed by a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, Mr. Sameh Shoukry, after which the two minister will hold a joint press conference. The Greek FM’s visit to Egypt will by concluded with contacts with representatives of the Greek community and the Patriarchate of Alexandria.

Following the visit to Egypt, Mr. Kotzias will travel directly to Cyprus, where on Friday, February 26th, he will participate in the Conference of Mediterranean countries of the European Union (MED Group), in which the main topic of discussion will be the refugee crisis and the enhancement of safety and stability of the region of Southeastern Mediterranean which is beset by conflict and instability.