Cyprus FM Nikos Christodoulides off to Cairo for working visit

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will pay a working visit to Cairo, on Tuesday, to discuss, among others, Cyprus’ bilateral relations with Egypt, the trilateral cooperation of the two countries with Greece, energy issues and the Cyprus problem.

According to a Foreign Ministry press release, this visit is part of his tour to neighbouring countries.

While in Cairo, the Foreign Minister will hold talks with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry, to discuss, among other issues, Cyprus – Egypt bilateral relations, the trilateral cooperation among Cyprus, Egypt and Greece, energy issues, the Cyprus problem, EU – Egypt relations, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and other regional matters. During his stay in Cairo, Christodoulides will also meet with the Prime Minister of Egypt Sherif Ismail.

Anastasiades: our goal is to create a functioning state

President Nicos Anastasiades in his Easter message assured that his aim is to create a state which will be functional and viable, modern and completely in line with the principles and values of the EU and expressed hope that in the days ahead there will be mutual understanding that will help the sides overcome tension.

It is reminded that Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have agreed to an informal meeting over dinner, to be hosted by Deputy Special Advisor of the Secretary-General (DSASG) on Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar, at the Chief of Mission’s residence in the UN-controlled buffer zone on 16th April.

President Anastasiades underlined that the objective is not to see the unacceptable status quo continue but to create a state that will be functional and viable, modern and completely compatible with the principles and values of the EU and sent a message of love and peace, a message of mutual understanding, co-operation and brotherhood for humanity

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