Sisi congratulates Cyprus's new president on his election

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Feb 2023

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi congratulated in a telephone call on Thursday Cyprus’ new President Nikos Christodoulides for winning the presidential elections earlier this week, the Egyptian presidency said.

Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and the newly elected president of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides


The two leaders in the telephone call asserted the strength of the deep-rooted relations between Egypt and Cyprus expressing their wish to enhance strategic partnership in the upcoming period to serve the aspirations of the two peoples and contribute to reaching stability, security, development and prosperity regionally and internationally.

El-Sisi also expressed his extreme appreciation to the outgoing President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiadis for his pivotal role in strengthening the bonds of Egyptian-Cypriot friendship during his years in office, wishing him all success and prosperity in the future.

Over the past years, Egypt and Cyprus have been keen to enhance their bilateral cooperation in various fields, especially regarding the economy and energy. 

Both Egypt and Cyprus are members of the EastMed Gas Forum, a Cairo-based international organisation that aims to establish a regional gas market in the Eastern Mediterranean and enhance trade relations among member states. 

In October 2021, Egypt also signed an accord with Cyprus on linking the two countries electricity transmission networks and an agreement with Greece on an undersea cable that will transmit power from North Africa to Europe. 

Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece have held several tripartite summits over the past several years, the last of which was in October in Athens, to enhance tripartite cooperation in various fields, at the top of which is energy. 

During the ninth trilateral summit gathering of the leaders of the three countries in the Greek capital in October, the three countries signed a trilateral agreement on power linkage to establish power pipelines linking Africa with Europe. 

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