Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi expressed on Thursday his sincere condolences to his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos over the massive forest fires which swept over the Attica region, causing dozens of deaths.
In a phone call with Greek President, Sisi expressed Egypt’s full solidarity with the brotherly Greek people, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a brief statement.
At least 83 lives were lost, 187 people were injured and a yet unclear number of people were missing by Thursday, after a wildfire swept on Monday through coastal settlements, 30 kilometers east of Athens.
Earlier in the day, Egyptian of foreign ministry said in a statement that Egypt stands in full support with the friendly people and government of Greece to overcome this ordeal.
The wildfires are the worst in Greece in the past decade.