Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed his appreciation to outgoing Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, for the support the latter provided during his term towards the strategic relations between the two friendly countries.

According to a statement by the Egyptian presidency, during a telephone discussion with Anastasiades on Saturday El-Sisi noted that relations between Egypt and Cyprus witnessed many important achievements, whether at the bilateral level, or through the tripartite cooperation mechanism between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, and conveyed his wishes to Anastasiades for good health and continued success.

On his part, Anastasiades expressed, according to the statement, his great gratitude to El-Sisi, appreciating his contributions in laying the foundations for fruitful cooperation between Egypt and Cyprus over the past years.

He also affirmed the firm commitment of Cyprus to continuing to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries under the leadership of elected new president, Nikos Christodoulides, the statement concluded.