Energy, regional developments and the Cyprus problem among issues on the agenda of Trilateral Summit in Amman

Energy issues, regional developments, investments, EU-Jordan relations, and Tourism are among the issues on the agenda of the second Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Jordan taking place on Sunday, in Amman, with the participation of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras and the King of Jordan Abdullah II.

President Anastasiades is also expected to inform his interlocutors about the latest developments in the Cyprus problem.

Bilateral and trilateral agreements will be signed during the Trilateral Summit. Cyprus and Jordan will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the area of Research, innovation and Technology and an Agreement on Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism, Organized Crime, Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors, Illegal Migration and Other Criminal Offences.

Moreover, Cyprus, Greece and Jordan will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece on cooperation in the Field of Education for 2019-2022 and a Memorandum of Understanding between Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), Enterprise Greece (SA) and Jordan Investment Commission (JIC).

President Anastasiades arrives in Amman on Sunday morning. He will accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios and Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou.

Prior to the Trilateral Summit, that will take place in the Royal Palace, bilateral meetings will take place. President Anastasiades will have a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II to be followed by a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Tsipras and the King.

Following these meetings the Trilateral Summit and the signing of the agreements will take place. Later on, the King will host a working lunch. A Joint Declaration is expected to be issued upon the conclusion of the Summit.

CNA has learned that prior to the beginning of the Trilateral Summit a trilateral meeting among the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Jordan will take place in the Royal Palace, to be followed by a meeting attended by the three Foreign Ministers and the Foreign Minister of Iraq to discuss issues of financial, trade and tourist cooperation.

Foreign Minister Christodoulides will also have a bilateral meeting with his Jordanian counterpart in the afternoon at the Foreign Ministry of Jordan to discuss bilateral relations, regional issues, the EU-Jordan relations as well as the issue of the establishment in Cyprus of a Permanent Secretariat to coordinate the trilateral cooperation schemes.

Moreover, the Deputy Minister of Tourism will participate in a business forum organized in Amman, in view of the Summit, by the Chambers of Commerce of Cyprus and Jordan, with the participation of businesspeople from both countries.

The first Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Jordan took place in Nicosia, in January 2018.

President Anastasiades will return to Cyprus in the evening of 14 April.

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

Source: Cyprus News Agency