Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos stated on Tuesday that both Greece and Egypt share a common vision to create an axis of stability in the southeast Mediterranean. Kammenos made his remarks as he spoke about the upcoming visit of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi to Athens.
in an interview with the state-run news service AMNA, Kammenos made a special reference to the important agreements inked recently by two Greek private companies. One of the accords calls for a Greek company to supply the Egyptian army with night vision binoculars while the other has won the bid to provide guards along the Libyan border.
”This leads to a further strengthening of relations in defense cooperation”, Kammenos said.
Συνάντηση του ΥΕΘΑ @PanosKammenos με τον Υπουργό Άμυνας της Αιγύπτου Mohamed Ahmed Zaki στο πλαίσιο της αμυντικής έκθεσης EDEX 2018 που πραγματοποιείται στο Κάιρο. pic.twitter.com/kCQoFNpBGu
— George Kousoulas (@gkousoulas) December 3, 2018
As for Egypt‘s leading role in the Arab World, the Greek Defense Minister said that ”it is something very important for Greece, which has a common economic zone with Egypt”. He added that “in the future, I believe we can build defense agreements along with energy agreements that will help deepen the two countries’ relations and ensure stability in the region.”
He further stated that “in a collapsing environment, the two countries now take on their historical role together, working closely to build the future of the wider region.”
With information from A.M.N.A.
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