Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met, on Thursday, with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides, to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation and coordination on regional issues of common interest.
The meeting comes on the sidelines of Shoukry’s visit to the Greek capital, Athens, within the framework of a multilateral meeting to be hosted by Greece on Thursday with the participation of Shoukry and other foreign ministers from Arab and European countries.
Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, the official spokesperson for the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement that the two ministers emphasised the distinction and strength of bilateral relations in various fields, and the importance of continuing coordination between the two sides, especially at this time of regional developments.
The two ministers also noted the importance of expediting the implementation of joint projects agreed upon, whether on the bilateral level or within the framework of the tripartite cooperation mechanism with Greece, in line with the outcomes of the tripartite summit held in Nicosia in October 2020.
Hafez added that both ministers expressed their satisfaction with the speedy ratification by a large number of member states of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum of its founding charter and agreement to enter into force from March 2021.
Minister Shoukry also applauded the Cypriot positions in support of the development of relations between Egypt and the European Union in various fields.