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Anastasiades off to Egypt for first-ever EU-Arab League Summit

Even President Anastasiades, who was supposedly negotiating such a settlement for several years, admitted not so long ago that he was uncertain about the provisions of a federation

President Nicos Anastasiades leaves for Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt on Sunday, to attend the 1st EU-Arab League Summit, in the framework of which he is set to have bilateral meetings with heads of states in the region and to promote Cyprus’ initiative to play a coordinating role in introducing policies and strategies by neighbouring countries to tackle climate change.

The EU-League of Arab States (LAS) summit will bring together for the first time, heads of state or government with EU leaders.

European Council President Donald Tusk will co-chair the meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. He will represent the EU along with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Anastasiades will meet with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday, and Lebanese Premier Saad Hariri and Kind Abdullah of Jordan on Monday.

The meetings will offer the opportunity to further promote and enhance bilateral cooperation as well as the trilateral cooperation and to point out Cyprus’ role as a European pillar of stability and as a state that can boost security in the region by playing its role in the area, a statement said.

Anastasiades will be accompanied by government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou and will return to Cyprus on Monday evening.


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