DURING his visit in New York, President Nicos Anastasiades also had a meeting with Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al Sisi, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides announced.
The two leaders discussed energy policies, president Anastasiades’ initiative to encourage the improvement of relations between the Israelis and Palestinians, Egypt’s relations with the EU and the upcoming tripartite meeting between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt in Athens.
A date for the Athens meeting is to be announced after the meeting of the three countries’ ministers of foreign affairs in New York on October 1, Christodoulides said.
As regards energy issues, the two discussed the new state of affairs following the recent discovery of a great volume of natural gas reserves within Egypt’s exclusive economic zone.
Sisi, Christodoulides said, has also expressed his satisfaction for president Anastasiades’ initiative to have the Israeli and Palestinian presidents invited separately to the European Council.
President Anastasiades has also informed Sisi of his intended trips to Jordan and Palestine and maybe in some other countries of the region.
Due to delay, caused by all leaders attending the speech of US President Barack Obama at the UN General Assembly, Anastasiades’ meeting with the president of Georgia was cancelled.