Cypriot foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulidis said in a press statement Tuesday that there is regular cooperation between Egypt and Cyprus on important regional issues, including terrorism and immigration.
Kasoulidis added that Cyprus always looks to discuss important issues in the region with Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry in order to enhance bilateral relations between Egypt and Cyprus.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met Tuesday with Kasoulidis. Al-Sisi praised the results of the trilateral cooperation between Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece. He also emphasised the strong ties between Egypt and Cyprus, according to presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef.
Youssef added that the meeting addressed what has been achieved since the trilateral summit that took place in December 2015. Another trilateral summit is set to take place in Cairo in October.
Kasoulidis also met with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail together with Shoukry. Ismail stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in energy discovery and gas extraction.
A trilateral summit was held in December 2015 between Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece in Athens, after which the relations between the three countries have been fostered especially in economics and tourism.
In April 2015, Al-Sisi visited Cyprus and signed an agreement of cooperation for security and politics. Also, in late 2014, Egypt and Cyprus signed an agreement of cooperation for the tourism sector.