Mitsotakis and Anastasiades discuss energy issues, Ukraine war and regional developments, in Athens

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who met in Athens, on Friday, discussed issues related to the energy sector, the war in Ukraine, as well as developments in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region.

President Anastasiades is paying Athens a visit following an invitation to participate in the 14th Congress of ruling party New Democracy.

Welcoming him, the Greek Prime Minister said that the Cypriot President’s visit comes just before his upcoming official visit to the United States, constituting an opportunity to discuss issues of bilateral coordination “at a time when, unfortunately, expansionist revisionism has made its appearance on our continent.”

Mitsotakis also said that the agenda of the meeting will include prospects of cooperation in the energy sector. As he explained, he will brief Anastasiades on his upcoming visit to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and the arrival of the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince in Greece in the coming period.“Greece and Cyprus are fully aligned in their effort for peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Mitsotakis concluded.

On his part, President Anastasiades said that the coordination of actions between the governments of Greece and Cyprus to achieve goals, such as trilateral cooperation, regional cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as coordination in Europe, is constantly strengthened.

“It is a great honour for me to address the New Democracy Congress and I am happy because we will have the opportunity to discuss issues such as alternative energy sources for the European Union,” he said.“At the same time, we will also discuss about what is happening in Ukraine, where a flagrant violation of international law is being recorded, using the same arguments that were used in 1974 in Cyprus”, Anastasiades concluded.

Source: Cyprus News Agency