Economy-Energy-Tourism on agenda for start of 3 day meetings
The trilateral meeting between Cyprus, Greece, and Egypt began on Wednesday, as the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Greek Pime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades, gathered at the Presidential palace in Nicosia to start the 3 day meeting on cooperation in economic, energy, and tourism issues.
Amid unprecedented security measures both at the Presidential Palace and throughout Nicosia, President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, arrived at the Presidential Palace where he was greeted by President Nicos Anastasiades.
A private meeting between the two presidents followed and then expanded talks between the delegations of the two countries.
Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras also arrived at the Presidential Palace. He is currently holding a private meeting with President Sisi which will be followed by expanded talks between the delegations of the two countries.
Subsequently, the three leaders will hold a private meeting which will be followed by expanded talks among the Cyprus-Greece-Egypt delegations.
The three leaders will then make statements to the press but no questions will be allowed. The joint declaration that will be issued, the Nicosia Declaration, will outline the guidelines for competent ministers of the three countries as regards the implementation of the issues agreed.
The leaders are accompanied by officials from all 3 countries
The President of Egypt is accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy, Investments and the Government Spokesman. The Greek Prime Minister is accompanied by the Foreign Minister. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy and Finance of Cyprus will also attend the tripartite meeting.