Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi welcomed the visit of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to Egypt.
Ties between Egypt and Greece date back to more than 4,000 years and the cultural exchange between the two countries contributed effectively to the civilization in the Mediterranean region.
This came during a press conference held by Sisi at the end of his talks Thursday with the Greek president, who is currently visiting Egypt.
Sisi voiced appreciation for the visit of the Greek president, which is considered the first since assuming his post.
Talking about the meeting with the Greek president, Sisi said that the meeting took up ways of boosting bilateral ties, especially in the economic ties.
The trade of exchange improved to reach 1.6 billion dollars, Sisi said, adding that Egypt and Greece seek to attain more economic ties through the joint panel, which was held at the end of last year.
Talks also took up ways of combating terrorism and the need of working according to a comprehensive strategy, not from the security perspective but also from social and political one, Sisi said.
The biggest challenge which is facing security and stability in the region is terrorism and extremism, he added.
Source: All Africa