President Nicos Anastasiades and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed the Cyprus issue, energy, and bilateral relations during a long telephone conversation on Tuesday, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said.
In a written statement Christodoulides noted that during the call the two heads of state “exchanged views on regional developments and agreed of the need to undertake joint action.”
They also had “a thorough discussion on developments in the Cyprus issue and the relevant processes at (UN) Security Council level,” he added.
Christodoulides said Anastasiades had “expressed his satisfaction with the position based on principles followed by Egypt as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The two presidents had an extensive discussion of the recent talks at European level on EU – Egypt relations, with the Egyptian President acknowledging that the role played by the Republic of Cyprus was pivotal.”
They also “discussed matters pertaining to bilateral ties with an emphasis on energy and agreed to meet soon, both at a bilateral level as well as in the context of the trilateral cooperation with Greece,” Christodoulides said.