Foreign ministry general secretary Ioannis-Alexios Zepos is to visit Cairo on Wednesday in order to have a series of meetings concerning the recent developments in Egypt, the foreign ministry announced. Zepos is expected to conclude the visit on Friday.

According to the foreign ministry, his visit forms part of a policy of initiatives and active involvement by Greece in support of peace and stability in the region.

Greece was also among the countries that proposed a meeting of EU foreign ministers about events in Egypt, which was finally organised this coming Sunday by the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.