Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides told a business forum in Beirut on Wednesday that strong economic ties were an indispensable component of strong political ties.
Christodoulides is in Beirut for the first trilateral meeting at foreign-minister level between Cyprus, Greece and Lebanon.
He also said that organising the forum was contributing to efforts by the governments of Cyprus, Greece and Lebanon to further expand and deepen relations in a series of areas, for the benefit of the three countries and the Eastern Mediterranean region in general.
Referring to the trilateral meeting he is set to have with his counterparts from Greece and Lebanon, he said it constituted concrete proof of the three governments` commitment in that direction.
He also expressed his satisfaction that a large mission of Cypriot businessmen was accompanying him to Lebanon, adding that they had come from a wide variety of economic sectors, including, legal, financial and business services companies, real estate, development, hospitality and education, the press release says.