ATHENS, Greece – Military cooperation between Greece and Egypt and the possibility of a common Economic Exclusion Zone are scaring Turkey. Extensive reports in the Turkish press refer to the meeting held yesterday in Cairo by the defense ministers of the two countries Sindhi Subuchi and Panos Kammenos and express their deep concern about the fact that Greece is developing close relations with both Egypt and Israel. These two countries are hostile to the Erdogan regime.
According to a written statement by the Egyptian army, Defense Minister Subukhi with his Greek counterpart, Panos Kammenos, referred to military co-operation on various issues and assessed recent developments in the region.
The Egyptian minister during the meeting referred to further strengthening of relations between the two countries in the framework of military cooperation for the coming period. Note that military exercises have already increased and are expected to increase further.
Panos Kammenos stressed that the two countries have a unified view in various areas, particularly with peace and security, and also expressed hope for strengthening defense co-operation with Egypt. It is noted that Egypt and Greece have increased their activities both in the economic and military fields, especially after the July 2013 military coup.
The large-scale newspaper “Al Ahram” in its English-language online edition reported on the meeting between the two defense ministers and notes how the Egyptian defense minister welcomed the current level of cooperation and consultation between Egypt and Greece in the areas of defense and security.
The meeting of the two ministers was attended by officials of the Armed Forces of the two countries, as well as the Greek ambassador to Cairo Michael Christos Demeasis and the following defense of the Greek Embassy in Cairo, Prince Basil Tusk, concludes the report of the Egyptian newspaper.
Translated from Penta Postagma.