Heads of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece to meet in December presidential summit

Ahram Online , Saturday 21 Nov 2015

The summit is aimed at strengthening ties between the three countries

Sisi, Tsipras and Anastasiades
File Photo: A handout picture released by the Cypriot government's Press and Information Office shows Greek PM Tsipras, Cypriot President Anastasiades, Egyptian President Sisi during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia on April 29, 2015 (AFP)

The presidents of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece will meet on 9 December in a tripartite summit in Athens to discuss steps to strengthen ties between the three countries, Cyprus government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides stated.

This is the third meeting between the three countries this year, with the two prior meetings taking place in Egypt and Cyprus and involving discussions on ways to combat terrorism, economic projects as well as the global refugee crisis.

Earlier this month, Egypt's Defence Minister Sedky Sobhi visited Cyprus in an invitation by his Cypriot counterpart to discuss a number of strategic matters.

Last May, Egyptian, Greek and Cypriot naval forces conducted a joint practice drill in the Mediterranean, followed by joint Egyptian-Greek air force exercises.

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