CAIRO: A team of 10 members of the Egyptian presidency left to Athens Thursday to prepare for a visit by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Youm7 reported.
Sisi is expected to travel to Greece later in December for talks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
He is also scheduled to meet with Greek businessmen and CEOs that wish to learn more about investment opportunities in Egypt, a diplomatic source told Youm7.
Sisi, Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will hold a tripartite summit Dec. 9 in Athens, according to Al-Ahram newspaper.
Leaders of the three countries will discuss issues of mutual concern, particularly in the areas of trade and investment, agriculture, energy, cultural exchange and information cooperation, Cyprus Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides was quoted by Al Ahram.
This will be the third tripartite summit of the heads of the three states as they met in Cairo in November 2014 and discussed issues related to “terrorism” and illegal immigration.