Egypt, Greece, Cyprus join forces to combat escalation policies in East Med

Egypt, Greece and Cyprus agreed on the necessity of “combating escalation policies aimed at shaking the region’sstability,” in an apparent reference to Turkey’s policies in the East Mediterranean.

At a press conference in Cyprus’s Nicosia following the eighth tripartite summit, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the talks witnessed an exchange of viewpoints, mainly on the East Mediterranean amid “provocative policies posed by international law violations, threats of armed force, encroachment on sovereign rights of neighbouring countries and supporting terrorism and extremism.

“We have agreed on the importance of addressing these escalation policies [threatening] the stability of the region, and coordinating with international partners to take measures to maintain the requirements of regional security,” El-Sisi said.