President Nikos Christodoulides on Friday will participate in the EU MED9 summit, taking place in Valletta, Malta.

The summit, formed of mainly of Mediterranean states, will be attended by prime ministers and heads of state of Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Malta.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel will also be present for part of the summit.

President Christodoulides is expected to inform attendees about developments on the Cyprus issue, as well as on the outcomes of his recent contacts at the United Nations general assembly in New York.

The southern states’ regional policy will be among the topics discussed, as well as EU enlargement, and issues related to the preparation of the upcoming EU council meeting in October, where, among other things, immigration and the economy will be discussed.

After discussions the leaders will make statements to the media and then will travel to the city of Medina for a working dinner.

The president is accompanied to Malta by Director of the Press Office of the President Victoras Papadopoulos.