PMs Mitsotakis, Madbouly discuss boosting joint projects between Greece and Egypt

PMs Mitsotakis, Madbouly discuss boosting joint projects between Greece and Egypt

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed extending economic and trade relations with his Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly in Egypt on Monday.

Mitsotakis, who met earlier in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, also discussed with Madbouly tourism after the coronavirus pandemic and the two countries' collaboration in electricity connection, as well as in their multilateral collaboration on natural gas in the East Mediterranean.

Mitsotakis noted that despite the extent of economic collaborations, there is opportunity to expand them, and noted that Greek companies in Egypt have the know-how to contribute to infrastructural projects in Egypt.

Included in their discussion was the option of Greece acting as a transfer hub for Egypt's energy exports, through the use of the upgraded liquefied natural gas (LNG) station at Revythoussa, off the west coast of Athens, or the floating LNG station being planned off Alexandroupolis, in northern Greece.

The two premiers also agreed to boost joint business projects in renewable energy sources, telecommunications, tourism, environmental protection and shipping.

Mitsotakis' visit comes at an invitation by President Sisi, and follows visits by Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias to Egypt in April and May.

The Greek premier is also meeting with members of the Greek Community of Cairo, then he will visit Alexandria. There he will meet with Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II at the patriarchate, and pay a visit to several sites including the city's National Museum, Library, and the Greek Square, site of the Greek Community of Alexandria, the Greek Schools and the General Consulate of Greece.

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