Foreign Minister to take part in EU-Arab League Summit in Brussels

Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides departs Sunday for Brussels to attend the EU-Arab League Summit, taking place on Monday.

According to a Foreign Ministry announcement, during the Summit Foreign Ministers will discuss ways to enhance cooperation between the EU and the Arab League and will exchange views on international and regional developments and ways to promote peace, security and economic development in the broader region, among others.

Later, the Ministers will attend a working lunch, to discuss Multilateralism and regional cooperation: A response to the challenges the region is facing in the area of security.

On the margins, Foreign Minister Christodoulides will meet with counterparts from the Arab world.

The announcement also says that the meeting is deemed as important since relations and the cooperation with countries from the broader region comprise a basic pillar of the foreign police of the Republic of Cyprus.

The announcement also points to the prospects for highlighting the role of Cyprus as the EU member state located closer to the Arab counties in the Middle East and the Gulf, while noting the network of bilateral and trilateral cooperation schemes Cyprus has developed with Arab counties in the region.

Source: Cyprus News Agency