Ninth Egypt-Greece-Cyprus summit kicks off in Athens

MENA , Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Oct 2021

The ninth trilateral summit between Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus kicked off on Tuesday in Athens with a focus on energy, regional developments and trilateral cooperation, according to Cypriot reports.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Kyriakos Mitsotakis   Nicos Anastasiades
Greece s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, left, and Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi shake hands ahead of a meeting in Athens, Greece, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Athens hosts the 9th trilateral meeting between the three countries. AP

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Athens earlier today to attend the summit.

El-Sisi met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, where they discussed boosting bilateral cooperation at all levels.

The summit is being attending by El-Sisi, Mitsotakis, and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.

The ninth trilateral summit is part of a cooperation mechanism launched in 2014 between the three countries.

Today’s summit will build on the achievements of the past eight ones, said presidential spokesman Bassam Rady.

Featuring high in the meeting are projects that are being implemented within the framework of the trilateral cooperation mechanism, Rady added.

The summit is also meant to enhance political dialogue between the three countries about how to counter challenges facing the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean regions, the spokesman noted.

El-Sisi is set to hold a meeting with Anastasiades to discuss bilateral economic and trade relations, as well as regional files of mutual concern.


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