President El-Sisi Meets President of Republic of Cyprus in Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, February 19, 2022
President El-Sisi Meets President of Republic of Cyprus in Brussels, Belgium

Presidency

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, during his participation in the European-African Summit in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

The Spokesman for the Presidency stated that the President praised the continuous development in Egyptian-Cypriot relations and the steady progress witnessed by the bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries. This is also in addition to the Cypriot positions in support of Egypt at regional and international fora and organizations. The President confirmed Egypt's keenness to continue activating cooperation frameworks and intensifying consultation on issues of common interest, whether at the bilateral level or through the tripartite cooperation mechanism that brings together Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece.

The Cypriot president expressed his pride in the uniqueness of the historical ties between Egypt and Cyprus, praising the strength of relations between the two friendly countries, and stressing Cyprus' aspiration to take more steps to further consolidate the frameworks of bilateral cooperation and friendship between the two countries. This is also in addition to continuing to strengthen the tripartite cooperation mechanism with Greece, especially in light of the role Egypt is playing as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, as well as its efforts in the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration.

The Spokesman added that the meeting touched on ways to enhance the strong historical relations between the two countries, and the existing cooperation between them at various levels. The two presidents stressed the importance of proceeding with the implementation of joint projects that were agreed upon within the framework of the tripartite cooperation mechanism, making it a model for coordination and consultation between Mediterranean countries, and reflecting the distinct Egyptian-Cypriot relations.