President Anastasiades and PM Tsipras held bilateral meeting in the margins of EU-Arab World Summit

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a bilateral meeting in the margins of the 3rd EU-Arab World Summit: Shared Horizons, which is taking place in Athens.

According to a statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus, President Anastasiades informed Prime Minister Tsipras about the developments on the Cyprus Issue, and his recent meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. More specifically, President Anastasiades briefed PM Tsipras on the Confidence-Building Measures agreed during his meeting with Akinci.

Anastasiades also informed Tsipras about his forthcoming meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cyprus, Jane Hall Lute. Furthermore, he analyzed his positions on the decentralization of certain powers, while reiterating the firm commitment of the Greek Cypriot side for a functional and stable solution to the Cyprus Issue on the basis of Bizonal Bicommunal Federation � a solution which shall be compatible with EU principles, as President Anastasiades said.

On his part, the Greek Prime Minister expressed Greece’s full support for the efforts of the Republic of Cyprus and of President Anastasiades, to achieve a solution to the Cyprus Issue.

In the margins of the 3rd EU-Arab World Summit, President Anastasiades also held a tripartite meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who expressed Bulgaria’s interest for the tripartite alliances of Cyprus and Greece with states in the Eastern Mediterranean region. President Anastasiades also held a bilateral meeting with Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs Nebojsa Stefanovic.

Source: Cyprus News Agency