Deepening cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt send strong messages “in every direction regarding the three countries’ determination to continue working towards peace and stability in the region,” Cypriot Deputy Government Spokesman Panayiotis Sentonas said.
His comments were made ahead of the 8th Trilateral Summit between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt, will take place on Wednesday in Nicosia.
Sentonas said that the summit is of particular importance because it takes place at a time when Turkey’s provocations and actions are affecting the three countries and broader regional security.
The summit will focus on the ongoing Turkish aggression in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean, as well as its decision to open the former Cypriot resort town of Varosha (Βαρώσια) in occupied Famagusta.
The Cyprus issue will also be discussed. President Nicos Anastasiades will brief his Greek and Egyptian counterparts on the latest developments and will affirm his readiness and determination to launch a new initiative to resolve the Cyprus issue.
Other agenda issues: the results and progress of the trilateral scheme, migration, terrorism, regional issues such as the situation in Syria, Libya, the peace process in the Middle East and the coronavirus pandemic.
Following the summit, a joint declaration will be adopted, expressing the common positions of the three countries.