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Leaders of Cyprus, Greece coordinate response to new regional instabilities

The Cyprus President and Greek PM shared a telephone conversation aiming to boost close cooperation in view of Turkey's recent navtex for seismic surveys

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The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades shared a telephone conversation with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday to discuss ongoing regional developments in view of the navtex issued by Tukey on Tuesday announcing plans for seismic surveys is an area of sea between Cyprus and Crete.

The discussion between Anastasiades and Mitsotakis focused on boosting coordination and achieving closer cooperation with the aim of undertaking common actions at both the level of the EU and with friendly neighbouring countries.

In a tweet, Anastasiades said the two leaders discussed “Turkey’s latest illegal action that violates the sovereign rights of Cyprus and Greece.”

The two leaders also discussed Anastasiades’ upcoming meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, where Turkey’s latest moves are also expected to be discussed.

The Cyprus President departs later today for Paris accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence, the Government Spokesman and his advisor on energy matters, former Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis.

Turkey’s navy on Tuesday issued a Navtex for seismic surveys in an area of sea between Cyprus and Crete. The advisory is in effect until August 20.

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