Cypriot President and Greek Prime Minister Discuss Politics Ahead of Refugee Summit in Malta



tsipras-anastasiadisCyprus President Nicos Anastasiades briefed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the results of his meetings in Jordan, on Thursday. The two leaders had this discussion, during a meeting they had in Malta, addressing the current phase of the Cyprus problem, ahead of Tsipras’s forthcoming visit to Turkey.

Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said, in a written statement, that during their meeting Anastasiades and Tsipras exchanged views on the state of play in the region and the need to address, through joint initiatives, trilateral meetings between Cyprus, Greece, and Egypt as well Cyprus, Greece, and Israel. 

“More specifically, President Anastasiades informed the Greek Prime Minister on his discussions in Jordan about immigration issues in Cyprus, as well as about the joint conclusion on the need to promote ad hoc meetings of the states of the region, with a view to solve concrete problems and challenges which these states face,” a spokesman said.

He added that “the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister of Greece exchanged, on the occasion of Tsipras’ forthcoming trip to Turkey, views on the current phase of the Cyprus problem, the issues discussed at the negotiating table, and noted the need for Turkey to contribute substantively to the effort underway.”
(Source: CNA)