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Cyprus problem to be discussed at upcoming EUMed summit

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The Cyprus problem will be among the issues discussed in the upcoming EU-Med summit, which president Nicos Anastasiades will attend on Friday, government spokesman Marios Pelekanos said on Wednesday.

The summit will be held in Athens on Friday and will be attended by the leaders of European member states situated in the southern Mediterranean – Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, and Spain. This year, they will be joined for the first time by Croatia and Slovenia.

The agenda will include the current efforts for peace and stability in the eastern Mediterranean and the situation in Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia, in addition to a number of issues linked to the EU’s agenda such as coronavirus, climate change and migration.

During a dinner following the summit, leaders will also discuss the situation in Afghanistan and issues surrounding threats.

Pelekanos said that the president will also brief the summit on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem.

Following the summit, Anastasiades will fly to New York to address the UN General Assembly and attend a meeting with secretary-general Antonio Guterres.

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