Newsroom / CNA
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides and his Egytian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry will meet in Nicosia on Wednesday with the latter paying a one-day working visit to the island.
The two Ministers will review bilateral relations between Cyprus and Egypt and the trilateral Cyprus-Egypt-Greece cooperation during their separate meeting and at their working lunch. They will also examine ways to further strengthen them. The two ministers will also discuss issues related to EU - Egypt relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest, including the Middle East Peace Process, the protracted conflict in Syria and developments in Libya.
Christodoulides will inform Shoukry on the latest developments on Cyprus and the escalating Turkish provications and challenges in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.
The two ministers will make statements to the press.
The Republic Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The last round of negotiations, in the summer of 2017, at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.