GREECE AND EGYPT SIGNED AN AGREEMENT
Greece signed a sea border agreement with Egypt at a time when tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean were suspended. Following the negotiations of the parties since last night’s negotiations on the details, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Sukru held a joint press conference in Cairo. The two ministers announced that Greece and Egypt signed an Exclusive Economic Zone agreement.
Greek state television ERT announced that Dendias went to Cairo on an official visit this morning, saying it was based on diplomatic sources. According to the news, Dendias also met with Egyptian President Abdulfettah Sisi in Cairo. ERT also announced that talks on the agreement between the two countries continue throughout the night. It is expected that Turkey will react to the agreement. Greece signed a similar agreement with Italy in the past months.
Simultaneously with this news, a new statement came from the Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Micotakis. Micotakis, if the parties fails to get results from the planned dialogue for the determination of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zones in the Eastern Mediterranean with Turkey,suggested to go to the Lahey International Court of Justice.
The tension between Turkey and Greece in the past days had climbed Meis Island waters due to current events. Two neighboring countries were on the brink of warm contact after the research ship’s plan to conduct research in the region. The tension was brought under control with the mediation of Berlin and Ankara suspended its research for a while.