Second Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Jordan takes place in Amman

The second Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Jordan takes place on Sunday in Amman.

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the King of Jordan Abdullah II will discuss, among others, about energy issues, regional developments, investments, the Cyprus problem, EU-Jordan relations, and tourism. Moreover, bilateral and trilateral agreements will be signed.

Cyprus and Jordan will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the area of Research, innovation and Technology and an Agreement on Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism, Organized Crime, Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors, Illegal Migration and Other Criminal Offences.

In addition, Cyprus, Greece and Jordan will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece on cooperation in the Field of Education for 2019-2022 and a Memorandum of Understanding between Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), Enterprise Greece (SA) and Jordan Investment Commission (JIC).

President Anastasiades is accompanied in Amman by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios and Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou.

Prior to the Trilateral Summit, that will take place in the Royal Palace, bilateral meetings will be held. President Anastasiades will have a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II to be followed by a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Tsipras and the King.

Then the Trilateral Summit and the signing of the agreements will take place. Later on, the King will host a working lunch. A Joint Declaration is expected to be issued upon the conclusion of the Summit.

Before the beginning of the Trilateral Summit, Foreign Minister Christodoulides will have a trilateral meeting with his counterparts of Greece, George Katrougalos, and Jordan, Ayman Al Safadi, to be followed by a quadrilateral meeting among the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Jordan and Iraq, Mohamed Ali Alhakim. The Ministers will discuss about cooperation in the fields of commerce, finance and tourism.

Christodoulides will also have a bilateral meeting with his Jordanian counterpart in the afternoon, at the Foreign Ministry of Jordan, to discuss bilateral relations, regional issues, the EU-Jordan relations as well as the issue of the establishment in Cyprus of a Permanent Secretariat to coordinate the trilateral cooperation schemes.

Moreover, the Deputy Minister of Tourism will participate in a business forum organized in Amman, in view of the Summit, by the Chambers of Commerce of Cyprus and Jordan, with the participation of businesspeople from both countries.

The first Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Jordan took place in Nicosia, in January 2018.

President Anastasiades will return to Cyprus in the evening.

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

Source: Cyprus News Agency