Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday is flying to Corsica, France, to attend the 7th MED7 Summit at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.
The Summit will also be attended by the leaders of France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Malta.
The aim of the Summit is to coordinate, seek convergences and determine common positions of the seven countries on issues related to the EU’s course, the future of Europe and the current challenges the EU faces.
At the same time Macron will discuss the European Union’s strained relationship with Turkey with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
NATO allies Turkey and France have sharply different views on Syria, Libya and Ankara’s dispute with Greece over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean. Paris and Ankara have traded barbs in recent weeks.