Cyprus’ Foreign Minister says EU must be more actively engaged in the region

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Christodoulides, said Thursday that a wind of change is sweeping across the Eastern Mediterranean and wider Middle East, as like-minded countries in the region, with an exclusively positive agenda that is inclusive, come together to promote a vision of cooperation, peace and stability.

He also stressed that what is of utmost importance is for the EU to support these efforts, to be more actively engaged in the region, and not merely follow and react to developments.

The Minister, was speaking at a panel discussion entitled “Mediterranean: A Geostrategic Chessboard”, held in the framework of the Bled Strategic Forum which takes place annually in the Slovenian town with the same name.

Source: Cyprus News Agency