Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent clear messages to Turkey during the joint statements with the Presidents of Cyprus and Egypt, Nikos Anastasiades and Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, in the framework of the 9th Tripartite Summit of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt.
The three leaders adopted a Joint Declaration that signals their common views on developments in the region and the wide range of cooperation between the three countries, particularly in the field of energy and the environment.
In the presence of the three leaders, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by the competent Ministers of Energy for the interconnection of the electricity networks of the three countries, as well as for the cooperation in matters of Abroad.
Anastasiades: Turkey is a country of unrest
The Turkish provocation was mentioned, among others, by the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades, during his joint statements with Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during the 9th Tripartite Summit, which took place in Athens.
He made a special reference to the Cyprus issue, describing as unacceptable the position for two independent states in Cyprus, expressed by the Turkish side.
Reiterating the need for a solution to the Cyprus problem, based on UN resolutions, he pointed out that Turkey would do well to realize that it would benefit if it contributed in this direction instead of moving on the basis of the expansionist policy that classifies it as a state of unrest.
At the same time, he characterized the signing of the Electricity Interconnection Agreement as historic, emphasizing that the project “will strengthen the energy security, not only of our three countries, but also of Europe itself”.