Memorandum of cooperation on energy to be signed during Hungarian FM’s Cyprus visit

Hungarys Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto, who travels to Cyprus for a working visit, will have meetings on Friday with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides and Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis, A memorandum of cooperation in the field of energy is also set to be signed between the two FMs during this visit.

Szijjarto will have a meeting with Christodoulides tomorrow during which the two FMs will “review the relations between the two countries, will exchange views on regional and international matters of common interest, with a focus on matters which are high on the agenda of EU discussions, such as inter alia, Brexit, the Multiannual Fiscal Framework 2021 – 2017, the immigration issue and energy matters,” a Foreign Ministry press release says.

Christodoulides, it continues, “will also have the opportunity to brief his Hungarian counterpart on recent developments in the Cyprus problem, in light of the effort by UN Secretary General, through his envoy Jane Holl Lute, for the resumption of talks where they had stopped at Crans – Montana.”

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

After their meeting and during a special ceremony the two Ministers will sign a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of energy and will make statements to the media.

Later on they will open together Hungarys Embassy in Nicosia.

The Hungarian Minister wil also have a meeting with Kadis during which they are expected to discuss managing water resources.

Source: Cyprus News Agency