November 25, 2017

Joint Communiqué between Cyprus and Egypt – New York, 23 September 2014

Joint Communiqué

The President of the Republic of Cyprus H.E. Mr. Nikos Anastasiades and the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, held a meeting today 23 September 2014 in New York.

The two Presidents discussed issues of mutual interested, including the political transition in Egypt, the negotiations on the Cyprus Problem, the recent developments in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Libya, Gaza) and their impact on regional security and economy.

Cyprus and Egypt stressed the paramount importance for cooperation of the moderate forces to tackle the regional challenges and defy terrorism, in all its forms. Cyprus expressed its support for the road map, as decided by the Egyptian people. Egypt reaffirmed its firm support for a solution of the Cyprus Problem on the basis of the UNSC resolutions.

Cyprus and Egypt reconfirmed the excellent state of their bilateral relations and expressed their determination to further strengthen and deepen their mutually beneficial cooperation and to build a strategic relationship between the two countries.

Following the acceptance of the invitation extended by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades to H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to visit Cyprus for the first time, both sides agreed to such a visit, by the end of the year, would greatly help advance their bilateral relations in all fields.

The two Presidents expressed their commitment to intensify the exchanges of visits and consultations between the two Governments in the coming months in preparation of the visit of the President of Egypt to Cyprus, with a view to concluding bilateral agreements that are currently being discussed by the two sides.

Both sides highlighted that the discovery of important hydrocarbons reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean could and must serve as a catalyst for a broader cooperation on a regional level, thus contributing to the peace and stability in the region.

The two leaders, finally, agreed to further promote cooperation between the EU and the Arab world.