Foreign Minister paid visit to the Sultanate of Oman

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, paid on 18-19 December 2016 a visit to the Sultanate of Oman. During his meeting with the Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the bilateral relations were reviewed. The two Ministers agreed to focus on the completion of bilateral agreements on the fields of economy, health and education. Also, views were exchanged on regional matters, such as the situation in Syria, Libya and Yemen, while Minister Kasoulides briefed his interlocutor on the current phase of the Cyprus problem, in view of the upcoming meeting in Geneva.

Mr Kasoulides was also received by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, with whom he discussed issues of bilateral interest.

Today, 20 December 2016, Minister Kasoulides is visiting Cairo to participate in the 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union and the Arab League. In his intervention, Mr Kasoulides underlined the importance of the strategic cooperation of the two Organizations, in order to address the challenges that the states of the two regions are dealing with and the need to promote practical projects of cooperation in the fields of security and coutner-radicalization. As regards the situation in Libya, Foreign Minister Kasoulides highlighted the importance of mediation to bridge the differences between the Government of National Accord and the Parliament of the country, as well as other factors, thus consolidating the political climate, which will allow the addressing of the security challenges in the country that constitute a threat for the neighboring countries and Europe.

Source: Press and Information Office