Cypriot president receives FM

Nicosia, President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday received Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, ahead of a ministerial meeting hosted by Cyprus in preparation for the second Jordanian-Greek-Cypriot summit to be held in Amman next year.

The foreign minister conveyed to the Cypriot president a verbal message from His Majesty King Abdullah, in which he said the Kingdom looks forward to hosting the second trilateral summit as an important step to consolidate the growing partnership between the three countries, in a number of vital areas and to increase coordination and cooperation on regional issues and with a view to achieving the common goal of cementing peace and stability and achieving further economic growth.

The message also stressed Jordan’s keenness to develop relations with Cyprus through more cooperation programs in economic, trade, investment and defense fields.

The Cypriot president conveyed his greetings to His Majesty the King and reaffirmed his country’s appreciation for the Kingdom’s role and efforts exerted by the King to promote regional stability.

President Anastasiades said his country looks forward for deeper ties with Jordan in various fields bilateral and within the framework of trilateral cooperation with Greece at the level of the European Union.

He said that the second trilateral summit to be hosted by Amman would provide an opportunity for progress in consolidating partnership with the Kingdom and activating cooperation and coordination.

Safadi, Cypriot Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides and Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Katrougalos, underlined the importance of progress in cooperation between the three countries since the cooperation mechanism was launched in 2016, which was officially established during the first trilateral summit in Cyprus earlier this year.

A joint statement was issued after the meeting that underlined the importance that the Kingdom, Cyprus and Greece attach to the tripartite mechanism of cooperation, as it provides an important tool that will contribute in practical ways to promoting joint efforts to achieve peace, security and prosperity in the region and create wider areas for joint action.

Safadi said Jordan will continue to work with Greece and Cyprus to strengthen the partnership in an effective and practical way to develop economic, trade, investment and defense relations, which will positively reflect on the three countries and prepare ground to enhance cooperation between the private sector in the three countries.

Source: Jordan News Agency