Cypriot MP discusses political developments in Mediterannean at Parliamentary Assembly of UfM

Political developments in the Mediterranean region have been at the heart of the work of the Committee of Political Affairs, Security and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) held in Strasbourg Wednesday. The Cyprus’ Parliament was represented by Member of Parliament George Prokopiou.

According to a parliament press release, the political developments in the region and the prospects for 2020 were discussed during the meeting. The representatives also discussed a draft resolution on combating racism and xenophobia in the Mediterranean region.

In his speech, Prokopiou referred to the situation of instability and conflict in some countries of the Mediterranean basin with consequences for the other countries in the region. He also referred to the implications for peace, stability, prosperity and democracy from third-country interventions within the Mediterranean countries.

The Cypriot MP also noted that these multiple crises can only be resolved when peace and security are restored in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and when the Middle East problem is resolved through political approaches that combine security, development and solidarity between the countries of the European Union and the Euro-Mediterranean basin.

Source: Cyprus News Agency