Holding a summit between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus to discuss the Turkish provocations in the eastern Mediterranean

Selava Omar –

The eighth tripartite summit between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt will be held today, Wednesday, in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, within the framework of the cooperation mechanism that brings together the three countries, and to discuss the continued practice of Turkish hostility, with regard to gas exploration in the Mediterranean off the coast of Cyprus.

Egyptian President “Abdel Fattah El-Sisi” went to Cyprus to participate in the trilateral summit between Cyprus, Egypt and the Greek prime minister.

The spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, Ambassador Bassam Rady, said, “The tripartite summit comes in the context of assessing development in various areas of cooperation and following up on joint projects that are being implemented within the framework of the tripartite mechanism.”

“Radi” added that the summit also seeks to “exchange views on ways to address the challenges facing the eastern Mediterranean.”

For his part, the Deputy Spokesman for the Cypriot government, Panayiotis Sentonas, stressed that coordination and deepening cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt sends messages in every direction about the three countries ’determination to work together to achieve peace and stability in the region.

The Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, directed a letter to European Neighborhood Policy Commissioner Oliver Varili to consider the measure, in response to Turkey’s repeated violations of the agreement, as well as its unilateral measures to explore for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, “Sentonas” said: “The summit is of particular importance because it is taking place during a period of Turkish actions and provocations that affect the three countries and the wider regional security.”

He added, “It will be on the summit’s agenda to discuss the continued practice of Turkish hostility, with regard to explorations within the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus, and the decision to open the coastal strip of Famagusta in clear violation of United Nations resolutions.”

“Al-Sisi” will meet with the Cypriot President, Nikos Anastasiades, to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, which have witnessed a great development in recent years, as well as to discuss regional issues and files.

In addition, it is scheduled to adopt a joint declaration expressing the views of the three countries, after the conclusion of the summit.

This summit is the eighth summit among the three countries since its establishment in 2014.

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