The Egyptian, Cypriot and Greek ministers of defense met Monday in Cairo to hold talks on joint military cooperation as well as issues pertaining to the mutual interests of the three states.
Lebanese star Elissa to perform in Cyprus on August 6
The Egyptian minister praised the role of Cyprus in strengthening relations between Egypt and the European Union, saying “Cyprus is working to convey the Egyptian point of view to its European brothers.”
“The bilateral consultations' begins between FM Shoukry and Cypriot FM Kasoulides to discuss bilateral relations; advancing cooperation in several fields, especially trade, energy, and investments; as well as to discuss regional and international issues of interest,” Hafez said on his Twitter account.
European Union Ambassador to Cairo Christian Berger said Tuesday that the union supports Egypt to become a major hub of energy in the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean.
Games elaborated that the trade exchange included $42 million in exports and $24 million in imports.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiadis received Tuesday Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry who is holding a visit to Nicosia.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is heading for Cyprus this evening to discuss the bilateral relations, at the invitation of his Cypriot counterpart, Nikos Christodoulides
The Cypriot Minister invited Minister Shoukry to visit Cyprus during the coming period.
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Greece, Cyprus and France asserted the importance of giving more attention to pushing forward regional and international peace and stability as well as inclusive economic development.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks on Friday with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides on developing the bilateral ties and crystalizing the outcomes of the higher committee held in September in Cairo.
The ministerial meeting will address regional and international issues of common concern.
They will last for several days with the participation of Cypriot, Emirati, and Jordanian elements.
On the sidelines of the forum, Shoukry met with his counterparts of Jordan, Greece and Cyprus.
The decision was published in the Egyptian Gazette of one article, with reservations on the condition of ratification.
Egypt is set to become a pivotal center for energy exchange with an ambitious plan to produce 42 percent of its energy from renewable resources, spokesperson of the Ministry of Electricity, Ayman Hamza, has said.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived in Cairo, Tuesday after participating in a tripartite summit in Athens, which brought together the leaders of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that electricity linkage with Greece and Cyprus is getting Egypt close to linkage with Europe.
Also, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram signed MoUs with both countries.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi had met Tuesday with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades before the ninth Tripartite Summit with the Greek prime minister kicked off in Athens.