Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Jordan review trilateral cooperation

Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Jordan exchanged views on the progress of their countries’ trilateral cooperation and discussed the operation in Nicosia of a Permanent Secretariat to coordinate the mechanism of trilateral cooperation.

During talks with their Iraqi counterpart, in Amman, they also talked about ways of contributing to the country’s reconstruction.

According to a Foreign Ministry announcement, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides met on Sunday morning with his counterparts from Greece and Jordan, Giorgos Katrougalos and Ayman Al Safadi, respectively. Christodoulides is accompanying the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, who is attending the 2nd Cyprus-Greece-Jordan Trilateral Summit, in Amman.

During talks prior to the Summit, the three Ministers had the chance to exchange views on the progress of their trilateral cooperation, particularly in the fields outlined by the leaders during the first Summit, that took place in January 2018. In this framework, they exchanged concrete views about the operation of the Permanent Secretariat in Nicosia, it is added. They also finalized the Joint Declaration to be adopted by the leaders.

Subsequently, Christodoulides took part at a quadrilateral meeting of the three Foreign Ministers with their Iraqi counterpart, Mohamad A. Alhakim, focusing on tangible ways to enhance relations between all four countries, particularly in the fields of trade, economy and tourism. They also exchanged views on regional developments and talked about the help Cyprus and Greece may offer, as EU member states, in the effort to reconstruct Iraq.

Earlier in the morning, Cyprus’ Foreign Minister also met with his Jordanian counterpart, and discussed bilateral relations, while exchanging views on EU-Jordan relations, highlighting the positive role Cyprus is playing in this regard. The two Ministers also discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest, the announcement concludes.

Source: Cyprus News Agency