President Anastasiades informs state leaders about Turkish provocations and threats for Varosia settlement
Defence Redefined
Published on 09/09/2020 at 16:25

Tomorrow, Thursday, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiades, will brief the leaders of the other six Mediterranean EU Member States participating in the MED7 Summit, to be held in Corsica, on the Turkish challenges in the maritime zones of the Republic of Cyprus and the threats for the settlement of Varosia.

In statements following the Cabinet meeting, the Deputy Government Spokesman, Panagiotis Sentonas, said that the President of the Republic will inform the participating leaders “about the ongoing illegal actions of Turkey within the maritime zones of the Republic of Cyprus, but also about the Turkish threats to the settlement of the besieged city of Varosia, as well as the latest developments in the Cyprus issue and the initiatives he is taking to resume talks.” He added that the Summit is expected to result in a joint declaration of the seven Mediterranean states.

Also read: M.Varvitsiotis | “Greece will not abandon Kastellorizo – Withdrawal of foreign troops from Cyprus”

Referring to President Anastasiadis’ participation in a teleconference that will take place tonight with European Council President, Charles Michel, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and a group of five other European states, the Deputy Government Spokesman said that the issue to be discussed is Turkey and the escalating tension it causes in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Referring to the Summit of the seven Mediterranean states, Mr. Sentonas said that this is the seventh consecutive Summit following those of Athens, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Nicosia and Malta.  The Summit will be attended by the seven leaders of the Mediterranean states, namely France, Italy, Portugal, Malta, Greece, Spain and Cyprus.

He noted that the aim of the Summit is to coordinate, seek convergence and define common positions of the seven countries on issues related to the EU course, the future of Europe and the current challenges facing the EU.

More specifically, he said, the Summit will focus on promoting a program of peace and stability throughout the Mediterranean region, but also the search for a new ambitious Mediterranean policy based on the principles and values of the countries, but also on the interests of the Mediterranean states participating in the meeting.

Also read: Tripartite military cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel | An enhancement of the Armed Forces military cooperation






Pin It on Pinterest

Share This