News Local Cyprus President to hold bilateral meetings with PMs of Greece and Israel...

Cyprus President to hold bilateral meetings with PMs of Greece and Israel on Thursday in Athens

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, will hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, on January 2 in Athens, where the three leaders will sign, on the same day, at the Zappeion Hall, the intergovernmental agreement for the EastMed pipeline project.

Government Spokesman Kyriakos Koushos has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that the Cyprus problem, the current state of affairs in the Eastern Mediterranean, and developments in light of the signing of the MoU between Turkey and Libya for the delimitation of maritime zones in between them will be, among other issues, on the agenda of Anastasiades’ bilateral meetings with the Prime Ministers of Greece and Israel.

President Anastasiades’ meeting with Mitsotakis will take place at the latter’s office on Thursday morning while Anastasiades’ meeting with Netanyahu will take place in the afternoon at the Zappeion Hall.

Prior to the signing of the intergovernmental agreement that will take place late on Thursday afternoon, the three leaders will hold a joint meeting to discuss issues concerning the trilateral cooperation among Cyprus, Greece and Israel.

President Anastasiades will be accompanied to Athens by Energy Minister, Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, the Government Spokesman and state officers.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Top Stories

Increase of COVID-19 cases in educational institutions of Polis Chrysochous

Epidemiologists are focusing their attention on Polis Chrysochous since the COVID-19 seems to be spreading in the school community there. According to the authorities...

Roads in Larnaca, Nicosia to close due to Egyptian President’s visit

The Police announced that on Wednesday 21 October, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattan Al-Sisi is expected to visit Cyprus. During his visit increased security...

Giannakis Gavriel new AKEL MP for Famagusta

Giannakis Gavriel was on Tuesday 20 October declared as the new MP of AKEL for the Famagusta District. In a statement the new AKEL MP...

Old man deprived of wheelchair because he owed rent

A paraplegic man who is also suffering from Alzheimer stayed at a Retirement Home for approximately six months in 2017. Due to the fact...

Two extra floors at Sun City of Tziovannis (PHOTOS)

Illegalities in the Sun City case of a company in which Christos Tziovannis, resigned opposition AKEL MP, is a shareholder seem to be many....

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...