Sisi holds Summit with Cypriot Counterpart in Nicosia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Cyprus on Wednesday, where he met with Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades.

Sisi was accompanied by Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail, Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Investment Minister Ashraf Salman, according to a statement by the presidency.

The Egyptian president expressed his gratitude for the Cypriot president’s support to Egypt within the European Union, said Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef in a statement.

Sisi stressed Egypt’s unchanged stance toward the Cypriot cause regionally and internationally.

Cyprus is part of a dispute with Turkey due to a division between the Turkish Cypriot Community and the Greek Cypriot one.

The latter controls the internationally recognised Republic of Cyprus, which Turkey does not recognise, whereas the former controls the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, an entity only recognised by Turkey.

Source: Aswat Masriya