The Cyprus issue, ways to deepen bilateral relations in the fields of trade, economy and tourism, as well as Energy, will be the focus of a meeting on Wednesday in Cairo between President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulides, and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
President Christodoulides, is paying a visit to Egypt on April 5 and 6, will also meet with General Secretary of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
According to a press release by the Presidency, during the first day, President Christodoulides will visit the Museum of Egyptian Culture, where he will be guided through its premises by the Museum Directorate and sign the guest book.
Issues to be discussed will include the Cyprus issue, bilateral relations, and strengthening ties on trade, economy and tourism, issues related to the Energy field, as well as regional developments
In the afternoon of the same day, the Ministers accompanying the President of the Republic will have separate meetings with their Egyptian counterparts at the Presidential Palace.
The President of the Republic will be officially welcomed at the Presidential Palace, and then hold a tête-à-tête meeting with President Sisi, followed by extended talks between the delegations of the two countries.
Among the issues to be discussed will be the developments in the Cyprus issue, bilateral relations and ways to further strengthen them in the sectors of trade, economy and tourism, issues related to the Energy field, as well as regional developments. The two President will then make statements to the media.
Later on, President Sisi will host a dinner (Iftar) in honor of President Christodoulides and the Cypriot delegation.
On the next day, April 6th, the President will have a meeting with General Secretary of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
During his two-day visit in Cairo, the President of the Republic will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Konstantinos Kombos, Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry, George Papanastasiou, Government Spokesman, Konstantinos Letymbiotis, Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President, Doros Venezis, and other officials.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.