FM’s participation in Dublin meeting on Mideast peace process, important

Cypriot Foreign Ministers participation in a meeting hosted in Dublin on Mideast peace process is important, given the significance Cyprus attaches to the Middle East region and the positive role it can play, a press release issued on Monday by the MFA says.

In statements from Brussels, where he took part in an Foreign Affairs Council, which focused on Syria, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said that “on the occasion of the Syrian debate, I think it is important that the Republic of Cyprus is invited to be present at the informal meeting tomorrow in Ireland on the Middle East along with a limited number of the EU member states and the countries of the region and is an indication of the role that the Republic of Cyprus can play, taking into account the fact that it has excellent relations with all the neighboruing states and working through our bilateral relations and tripartite partnerships promoting a positive agenda for the region.”

Christodoulides travels to Dublin from Brussels later tonight, at the invitation of his Irish counterpart Simon Coveney.

The meeting begins tonight and will conclude tomorrow. A number of countries from the EU and the Mideast region have been invited to attend, namely FMs of Egypt, Jordan and Palestine, the Secretary General of the league of the Arab States and FMs of France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Ireland and Cyprus and Spains Deputy FM.

Source: Cyprus News Agency