Greece, Cypress, Egypt FMs agree to boost ties

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The Egyptian, Cypriot, and Greek foreign ministers agreed on Friday to strengthen ties and open a dialogue between the youth of the three countries, a foreign affairs ministry statement read.

During the meeting, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry extended an invitation to the youth of Cyprus and Greece to attend a World Youth Forum that Egypt will hold in Sharm El-Sheikh in November.

The three senior officials met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, where they also discussed the current security situation in the Middle East.

Shoukry underlined the importance of eliminating bureaucratic obstacles in order to facilitate a number of projects already agreed upon with Cyprus and Greece, especially projects in the field of energy.

The foreign ministers also discussed preparations for an upcoming tripartite summit, scheduled to take place in Nicosia in November.

This will be the fifth tripartite summit held between the three countries, with the first held in Cairo in November 2014, the second in Nicosia in April 2015, the third in Athens in December 2015 and the fourth in Cairo in October 2016.

Source: Ahram Online