Cypriot pres­i­dent to ar­rive in Cairo on Mon­day

The Daily News Egypt - - Front Page - By Sarah El-Sheikh

T‏ he Cypriot Pres­i­dent Ni­cos Anas­tasi­ades will visit Egypt next Mon­day to take part in the launch­ing of theWeek to Re­vive the Roots that will be held in­Alexan­dria.

The Cypriot pres­i­dent will par­tic­i­pate along­side Pres­i­den­tAb­del Fat­tahAl-Sisi and Greek Pres­i­dent Prokopis Pavlopou­los in launch­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties of the Week to Re­vive the Roots in Alexan­dria, said Cypriot Am­bas­sador to Egypt Jaris Moritzis.

In his state­ment,the am­bas­sador praised the re­la­tions be­tween Cairo and Ni­cosia, which have wit­nessed great and un­prece­dented mo­men­tum since the as­cen­sion ofAl-Sisi,re­fer­ring to the sev­eral vis­its ex­changed be­tween se­nior of­fi­cials of the two coun­tries, re­flect­ing the de­sire of the two sides to push and en­hance co­op­er­a­tion to a wider per­spec­tive.

Egypt is sched­uled to host theWeek to Re­vive the Roots be­tween Egyptian and Greek com­mu­ni­ties in­Alexan­dria and Sharm El-Sheikh from 30 April to 6 May to pro­mote Egyp­tianCypriot-Greek co­op­er­a­tion.

Lately, Egypt has forged strong ties with Greece and Cyprus.Al-Sisi trav­elled to Greece in De­cem­ber 2015 for a three-day visit.Dur­ing it,Al-Sisi dis­cussed with his Greek coun­ter­part boost­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and en­hanc­ing eco­nomic ties be­tween the two coun­tries.

In late 2017, Al-Sisi met with his Cypriot coun­ter­part Anas­tasi­ades and dis­cussed bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries, hail­ing Ni­cosia’s ef­forts in uni­fy­ing Cyprus, dur­ing a two­day visit to take part in the fifth tri­par­tite sum­mit with his Greek and Cypriot coun­ter­parts.

In Oc­to­ber 2016, the fourth round of the tri­lat­eral sum­mit be­tween Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece was held in Cairo.As a re­sult of the sum­mit, the three coun­tries agreed to work on im­ple­ment­ing projects in the fields of en­ergy, mar­itime trans­port, tourism, and agri­cul­ture.

In De­cem­ber 2016, the Egyptian Navy and Air Force par­tic­i­pated in joint mil­i­tary ex­er­cises named Me­dusa 2016 with Greek forces in Greece. Ex­er­cises in­cluded naval in­spec­tion op­er­a­tions, re­search, search and res­cue, and train­ing for naval mis­sions.

Cypriot Pres­i­dent Ni­cos Anas­tasi­ades with Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi

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