Cyprus Mail

Foreign minister on working visit to Egypt

File photo: Foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides

The latest developments in the Middle East and the Cyprus problem will be among the issues Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will discuss on Saturday with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry in Cairo.

Christodoulides travelled to Egypt on Friday evening for a working visit. He will be also received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Christodoulides and Shoukry will at first have a private meeting to be followed by expanded deliberations with the participation of delegations of the two foreign ministries, which will review the bilateral relations between Cyprus and Egypt and will look into concrete ways to further enhance them.

Moreover they will discuss issues related to the promotion of regional cooperation and exchange views, among others, on the Cyprus problem, the Eastern Mediterranean and the relations between EU and Egypt.

The two ministers are also expected to discuss the latest developments in the region, in light of the ceasefire that has been achieved in Israel and Gaza, as a result of Egypt’s mediating effort, as well as about efforts and prospects for a permanent de-escalation.

With the President of Egypt, Christodoulides will have the opportunity to discuss issues related to the bilateral relations between Cyprus and Egypt, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

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