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Cypriot president to arrive in Cairo on Monday

Anastasiades scheduled to attend Week to Revive Roots week with Al-Sisi

‏The Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will visit Egypt next Monday to take part in the launching of the Week to Revive the Roots that will be held in Alexandria.

The Cypriot president will participate alongside President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in launching the activities of the  Week to Revive the Roots in Alexandria, said Cypriot Ambassador to Egypt Jaris Moritzis.

In his statement, the ambassador praised the relations between Cairo and Nicosia, which have witnessed great and unprecedented momentum since the ascension of Al-Sisi, referring to the several visits exchanged between senior officials of the two countries, reflecting the desire of the two sides to push and enhance cooperation to a wider perspective.

Egypt is scheduled to host the Week to Revive the Roots between Egyptian and Greek communities in Alexandria and Sharm El-Sheikh from 30 April to 6 May to promote Egyptian-Cypriot-Greek cooperation.

Lately, Egypt has forged strong ties with Greece and Cyprus. Al-Sisi travelled to Greece in December 2015 for a three-day visit. During it, Al-Sisi discussed with his Greek counterpart boosting bilateral relations and enhancing economic ties between the two countries.

In late 2017, Al-Sisi met with his Cypriot counterpart Anastasiades and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, hailing Nicosia’s efforts in unifying Cyprus, during a two- day visit to take part in the fifth tripartite summit with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts.

In October 2016, the fourth round of the trilateral summit between Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece was held in Cairo. As a result of the summit, the three countries agreed to work on implementing projects in the fields of energy, maritime transport, tourism, and agriculture.

In December 2016, the Egyptian Navy and Air Force participated in joint military exercises named Medusa 2016 with Greek forces in Greece. Exercises included naval inspection operations, research, search and rescue, and training for naval missions.

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