Pompeo’s participation in next Cyprus, Greece, Israel Trilateral Summit a vote of confidence, FM says

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Christodoulides, confirmed on Friday, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s participation in the Trilateral Summit of Cyprus, Greece and Israel, which will be held on the 20th of March.

In an interview on SKAI TV, Minister Christodoulides descrobed US Secretary of State’s participation in the forthcoming Trilateral Summit as a very important development, which constitutes a vote of confidence on the part of the USA.

During his speech at Delphi Economic Forum IV, Minister Christodoulides analyzed the new multi-thematic approach on Cyprus’ foreign policy, which has changed the situation regarding the Cyprus Issue, as he said. For the first time since 1976 we have come very close to a solution, Christodoulides said, thanking the Greek government for its stance.

As he explained, the implementation of this new multi-thematic approach on Cyprus’ foreign policy began in 2013 and is based on three pillars, aiming to upgrade the geo-strategical position of the country.

The first pillar concerns the reinforcement of our relations with all the neighboring Middle Eastern states and the Gulf States. This cooperation was initially based on energy issues and has now been expanded into a diverse agenda, where we have found common ground, Christodoulides said.

The second pillar concerns Cyprus’ more active participation to the European affairs, and the third pillar aims at the upgrade of Cyprus’ dialogue with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the Foreign Minister noted.

Source: Cyprus News Agency