News Local First-ever official visit by a Saudi Foreign Minister to Cyprus on Wednesday

First-ever official visit by a Saudi Foreign Minister to Cyprus on Wednesday

Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Al–Assaf, will pay an official visit to Cyprus on Wednesday, the first ever in the history of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

A press release issued by the Foreign Ministry said that Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will meet with his Saudi counterpart on Wednesday in Nicosia, adding that the two Ministers will have a tête-à-tête meeting to be followed by expanded talks with the participation of delegations, during which bilateral relations are expected to be reviewed and ways to further strengthen them will be examined.

There will also be an exchange of views on EU – Saudi Arabia relations, the situation in the wider Middle East and the Gulf region, and regional issues of mutual interest including energy and the effort to combat terrorism.

Christodoulides will also inform his counterpart about the latest developments in the Cyprus issue as well as about the situation in the Eastern Meditteranean.

After their talks the two Ministers will make statements to the press.

During his visit, the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia will be received by Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and House President Demetris Syllouris.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

CNA

Top Stories

Coronavirus: 109 new cases, two deaths on Tuesday

The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced the death of two people in Cyprus due to Covid-19. This raises the Mediterranean island’s death toll from the...

Health Minister to announce process of covid measures relaxation on Wednesday

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Wednesday will announce the way the strict coronavirus measures now in effect in Cyprus will be gradually relaxed after...

Scientists in Greece find 20 million year-old petrified tree

Greek scientists on the volcanic island of Lesbos say they have found a rare fossilized tree whose branches and roots are still intact after...

Turkey bans parties at ski resorts after Covid curfew backlash

Turkey has banned music and parties at ski resorts after footage of crowded party scenes provoked anger in a country which has endured two months...

EMGF Agreement set to be ratified on Thursday

The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday decided to speed up the ratification of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Statute of the East Mediterranean...

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...