Cypriot FM to visit Egypt and Lebanon

Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Markoullis will visit Egypt next month in order to have contacts about Cyprus’ natural gas and oil exploration.

Markoullis said that a delegation of technocrats from Lebanon is expected to arrive in Cyprus next week to discuss issues concerning the exclusive economic zone.

Later on, she will pay Lebanon an official visit.

Asked about the escalation of Turkish provocations towards Egypt and Lebanon to cancel agreements signed with the Cyprus government, Markoullis said that the Foreign Ministry has knowledge of this information and noted that Turkey is exerting pressure for the past six months at least.

She clarified though, that there is no problem in relation to the agreement with Egypt.

In Egypt, Markoullis will have contacts with the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and with all the political leaders of the country.

Markoullis said that the visit of the delegation from Lebanon was decided during a meeting she had with her Lebanese counterpart in New York.

“We have agreed that a delegation of experts will pay Cyprus a visit to discuss all issues regarding our relations and Exclusive Economic Zone.


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