Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Cyprus issue, Libya in the run-up to the December 24 elections in Syria and Lebanon are at the heart of the 9th Greece-Egypt-Cyprus Tripartite Summit under way at the Hilton Hotel. The joint statements of the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis are scheduled for 13:00.
Mitsotaki-Al Sisi meeting - Focusing on energy, defense and developments in the Mediterranean
The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis informed the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, about the recent provocative moves of Turkey, emphasizing its destabilizing role in the wider region, during their meeting at the Maximos Palace.
According to government sources, Mr. Mitsotakis reiterated his readiness for dialogue and rapprochement on the condition of respecting the international law, sovereignty and sovereign rights of our country and refraining from provocative actions.
He also briefed Mr. Sisi on the recent strategic moves of Greece in the diplomatic field, which confirm and strengthen its role as a pillar of stability and security in the wider region and open new prospects for closer cooperation with countries that have the same priorities for the Eastern Mediterranean. such as Egypt.
During the meeting, the excellent level of bilateral relations was confirmed, while emphasis was placed on the energy and defense sectors. Developments in the Mediterranean and the wider region, which call for the development of the EU-Egypt strategic relationship, were also discussed.
The two leaders also discussed the latest developments in Cyprus and Lebanon, a country with which Greece, Cyprus and Egypt have excellent relations and to which they provide firm support, as well as developments in Libya and the country's prospects after the elections. .
The enlarged meeting on the Greek side was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, the Minister of Environment and Energy, Costas Skrekas, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible for Economic Diplomacy and Extroversion, Costas Frangogiannis, the Deputy Director, National Security Adviser Thanos Dokos and Deputy Government Spokeswoman Aristotle Peloni.