Greece, Cyprus and Jordan set the foundations for strategic partnership (1)

The foundations for the strategic and regional partnership between Greece, Cyprus and Jordan were set during Tuesday’s trilateral summit in Nicosia.

Following the expanded talks the leaders of the three countries had with delegations, Nicos Anastasiades, Alexis Tsipras and King Abdullah II made statements to the press. A number of agreements were signed at the end of the statements.

President Anastasiades said today’s trilateral summit reconfirmed the excellent relations and bonds of friendship between the three countries and sets the foundations for strategic and regional partnership for political, economic and social benefits for all three countries.

He described as important the declaration signed for the cooperation of the three countries in the fields of security, peace and prosperity adding that today’s talks were constructive and will help in further promoting relations and the tripartite partnership.

He assured of Cyprus and Greece’s support in the EU to promote partnership with Jordan and congratulated the country for its humanitarian work since it hosts a large number of refugees, noting it must be further supported by the EU.

King of Jordan Abdullah said today marks the launch of what we hope will develop into a fruitful trilateral partnership with benefits for our peoples and our wider region.

He said it is no secret that we live in a very tough neighbourhood, noting that it also provides challenges also and opportunities that must be capitalised on.

The King said that during the trilateral summit, they agreed ways to promote partnership with the EU, adding we look forward to working with Cyprus and Greece to benefit from the EU, .. to enhance our national industries and increase our exports to Europe.

Regarding the Cyprus problem, King Abdullah said his country supports a viable and just solution.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that today they launched an excellent initiative to handle the challenges but also the opportunities in Eastern Mediterranean.

He said that the trilateral partnership should have a strategic prospect and for this reason it must be based on strong foundations. He also said that Jordan, which hosts 1.5 million refugees needs to be further assisted by the EU.

Source: Cyprus News Agency