Nicosia to host on June 4 first trilateral meeting among FMs of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia

Nicosia will host on June 4 the first trilateral meeting among the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia.

CNA has learned that Nikos Christodoulides, George Katrougalos and ?ohrab Mnatsakanyan will discuss, among others, about Energy issues and Turkish provocations in the Cypriot EEZ, the Cyprus problem, EU � Armenia relations and regional issues. The meeting will take place at the Presidential Palace, where Katrougalos and Mnatsakanyan will be received, prior to the trilateral meeting, by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by Minister Christodoulides.

Earlier Christodoulides will hold bilateral meetings, at the Foreign Ministry, first with his Armenian counterpart and later on with Katrougalos. Christodoulides and Katrougalos are expected to discuss, among others, about developments regarding the Turkish illegal actions in the Cypriot EEZ, in the framework of the coordination between Nicosia and Athens with a view to address them, and the Cyprus problem.

After the trilateral meeting the Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia are expected to make statements to the press.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

Ankara has issued a navigational telex, announcing its intention to start drilling off Cyprus until September 3. The Turkish drill ship Fatih has been located west of the Akamas peninsula, in an area which falls within the EEZ and continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus.

Source: Cyprus News Agency