Egypt, Cyprus Eye Closer Bilateral Ties

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Saturday 8112014 visiting Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades at the presidential palace in Heliopolis.

President Anastasiades expressed his country’s pleasure to hold a three-way summit with the Egyptian president and Greek prime minister, which represents a new beginning for promoting relations among the three countries especially at international forums to achieve stability and security in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef quoted Anastasiades as saying.

Anastasiades said his country will serve as “Egypt’s ambassador” in the EU, pointing out to the meetings of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece, during which, they stressed boosting cooperation among the three countries.

He said Nicosia totally supports Egypt’s efforts to achieve economic progress and fight terrorism in Sinai and the region at large.

Anastasiades further added that Cyprus is looking forward to boosting cooperation with Egypt to include energy, tourism.

“Cyprus is also seeking to contribute to mega national projects in Egypt, atop of which the New Suez Canal project and the Northwestern Coast development projects,” the Cypriot president said.

He invited Sisi to visit Cyprus to discuss means of activating agreements between the two countries.

For his part, President Sisi hailed as g Egypt’s relations with Cyprus.

“Egypt is keen on boosting ties with Cyprus in all fields,” Sisi told Anastasiades.

Cairo’s stance toward the Cypriot problem has not changed, Sisi said, voicing appreciation for Nicosia’s efforts at the EU to convey a true picture of developments in Egypt.

The meeting also took up the situation in Libya and Syria.

Source : Egypt State Information Service