The Egyptian spokesman of the presidency,ambassador Basam Raday declared that
President Abdul Fattah AlSisi received Monday the Cypriot House of Representatives chief,Mr. Demetris Syllouris, and his accompanying delegation.
The President confirmed the deep historic relations that the two countries and peoples share and Egypt’s keenness to enhance them in various fields. He asked for his greetings to be conveyed to the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and expressed that he values the continued coordination and consultation with the Cypriot president to discuss further cooperation between the two countries as well as trilateral cooperation with Greece, noting that the trilateral mechanism sets an example for cooperation in the East Mediterranean region.
Mr. Syllouris conveyed the appreciation of President Anastasiades to President Al Sisi. He lauded the outstanding bilateral relationsand their recent development, affirming the interest of Cyprus in bolstering them.
The meeting reviewed aspects of cooperation between Egypt and Cyprus. President AlSisi welcomed the ongoing cooperation and communication with Cyprus at different levels, which is demonstrated by the increase in exchanged visits as well as at the level of parliament, whereby the speaker of the Egyptian parliament visited Cyprus at the invitation of his Cypriot counterpart in 2018. The President looked forward to further cooperation within the framework of trilateral cooperation mechanism and building on the outcome of the six trilateral summits that have been held to date, especially in the areas of tourism, investment, energy and electricity connection.
President AlSisi and Mr. Syllouris also discussed the outcome of the first trilateral meeting that included the speakers of the Egyptian, Greek and Cypriot parliaments held in Cyprus in February 2019 with the aim of enhancing relations at the level of the parliament and people. This shall compliment cooperation efforts in different dimensions, such historic, cultural, political and economiccooperation so as to reinforce the partnership that the three countries share.
The President welcomed the initiative by the speaker of the Cypriot parliament to teach Arabic in Cyprus and noted Egypt’s keennessto assist this initiative, which shall strengthen bonds between Cyprus and the Arab countries.