Egypt, Cyprus leaders discuss cooperation, regional issues

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed on Friday with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades means of promoting bilateral cooperation and several regional issues, the Egyptian presidency office said.

In a phone conversation, the two leaders talked about the efforts in fighting COVID-19 and containing its health, economic and social impacts, said Bassam Radi, spokesperson of the presidency, in a statement.

The talks also touched upon regional issues of common concerns such as securing the energy in eastern Mediterranean Sea.

The Cypriot president hailed “the vital role and the political weight of Egypt in maintaining the regional stability,” reiterating the European Union’s appreciation for Egypt’s efforts in achieving stability, fighting terrorism and combating illegal immigration.

Radi added that the two leaders also exchanged views on the recent developments in Libya and agreed on intensifying efforts for settling the ongoing conflicts through political solution.