PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades left yesterday afternoon for Cairo where he will pay an official visit accompanied by two ministers and other senior government officials.
The president was due to have a private dinner last night with the Egyptian president Adly Mansour before their official meeting today.
Anastasiades will also meet with prime minister Hazem El-Bablawi, after which bilateral agreements will be signed including a landmark framework (unitisation) agreement on sharing any hydrocarbon resources found on the median line between the two countries’ exclusive economic zones.
Other bilateral agreements to be signed include air services, collaboration between the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) and the Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt for the provision of services, and research and education in the field of medical and biomedical sciences.
Anastasiades is accompanied by foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides, energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis, diplomat Tasos Tzionis and the director of his diplomatic office Nicos Christodoulides.
The president returns home this afternoon.