President Anastasiades discusses Cyprus issue, bilateral ties and regional developments with Crown Prince of Bahrain

The Cyprus issue, bilateral ties, Bahrain-EU relations and regional developments were on the agenda of a meeting President Nicos Anastasiades had Monday with Crown Prince of Bahrain and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad al Khalifa.

The meeting took place in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt where President and other head of states and government are visiting for COP27.

A written statement by Government Spokesman Marios Pelekanos says that Cyprus President and Crown Prince of Bahrain discussed the prospects that exist for supplying the EU with natural gas from resources in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The President of the Republic extended an invitation to the Crown Prince to visit Cyprus and referred to the Government’s intent to open an Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, as soon as possible.

President Anastasiades also informed the Crown Prince about the current situation in the Cyprus issue and the ongoing Turkish provocations and briefed him on the initiatives and proposals he submitted for the resumption of the peace talks.

During the meeting EU-Bahrain relations and regional developments were discussed and President Anastasiades thanked Bahrain for its participation in Tuesday’s event on Climate Change, which will be held on the sidelines of the COP27 Summit and will be hosted by the Presidents Cyprus and Egypt.

Green transition and reduction of emissions were also issues that were discussed during the meeting and both sides underlined that the initiative by the President of Cyprus can contribute to strengthening the goals for dealing with the effects of climate change.

The President of the Republic took part in the opening events of the COP27 Summit. Later today he will attend the reception hosted by the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in honor of COP27 participants, heads of states or governments.

Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. Numerous rounds of peace talks under the UN aegis to reunite the island failed to yield results. The latest negotiations took place in the summer of 2017 in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana.

Source: Cyprus News Agency