Cyprus-Greece-Egypt Tripartite Meeting underway

Cyprus-Greece-Egypt Tripartite Meeting underway

The promotion of economic trilateral relations on shipping, tourism and energy will be the focus of a tripartite meeting among Cyprus, Greece and Egypt in Nicosia on Wednesday.

Amid unprecedented security measures both at the Presidential Palace and throughout Nicosia, President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, arrived at the Presidential Palace where he was greeted by President Nicos Anastasiades.

A private meeting between the two presidents followed and then expanded talks between the delegations of the two countries.

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras also arrived at the Presidential Palace. He is currently holding a private meeting with President Sisi which will be followed by expanded talks between the delegations of the two countries.

Subsequently, the three leaders will hold a private meeting which will be followed by expanded talks among the Cyprus-Greece-Egypt delegations.

The three leaders will then make statements to the press but no questions will be allowed. The joint declaration that will be issued, the Nicosia Declaration, will outline the guidelines for competent ministers of the three countries as regards the implementation of the issues agreed.

Following that, President Sisi, Prime Minister Tsipras and the members of their delegations will participate at a working lunch, at the Presidential Palace, hosted in their honor by the President of the Republic.

The President of Egypt is accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy, Investments and the Government Spokesman. The Greek Prime Minister is accompanied by the Foreign Minister. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy and Finance of Cyprus will also attend the tripartite meeting.