Egypt’s sisi to meet with Hellenic parliament speaker
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi during meeting with Greek defense minister in Athens

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al Sisi will meet with Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Nikos Voutsis in Athens Thursday to discuss inter-parliamentary cooperation, Youm7 reported.

The meeting is a part of Sisi’s visit to Greece began Wednesday where he met with President of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.

The three leaders held a summit began with a closed session of talks that was joined later by delegations of the three countries for an expanded meeting, presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a statement Thursday.

“The three leaders endorsed the ‘Athens Declaration’, issued by the summit, underscoring the importance of enhancing the frameworks for trilateral cooperation in the various political, economic, cultural and tourism fields and of building on their countries’ common values in order to promote security, stability, peace and prosperity in the Middle East,” said the statement.

The leaders discussed several issues of mutual concern including ways to combat terrorism, the crisis of migratory flow and “the importance of preserving Syria’s unity and territorial integrity as well as the principles agreed upon at the Vienna meetings on the future of the political process in Syria,” according to the statement.

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