President Nicos Anastasiades exchanged views with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the upcoming 5+1 informal meeting on Cyprus in Geneva during a phone conversation on Monday.
Government Spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said Anastasiades and Mitsotakos mainly spoke about the upcoming meeting convened by the United Nations in Geneva, and in light of the presence on the island of the UNSG’s special envoy Jane Holl Lute. The previous round of talks collapsed in 2017.
The meeting will also include representatives from Greece, Turkey and Britain, which were guarantors of Cyprus’ sovereignty upon independence in 1960.
Anastasiades and Mitsotakis also agreed on a number of joint actions to be taken in view of the European Council scheduled for March 25 in Brussels, which is set to discuss EU-Turkey relations.
Furthermore, Mitsotakis confirmed that Greece has no intention of scrapping the construction of the East Med pipeline and clarified that bilateral talks with Egypt concerning the possibility of building an additional pipeline to bring natural gas from Egypt to Greece are underway.
Finally, Anastasiades accepted Mitsotakis’ invitation of to participate in the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, which will take place in Athens on March 24 and 25.