NICOSIA – Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides returns home from Egypt on Tuesday evening after a two-day bilateral visit to the strife-torn country.
An official announcement said developments in Egypt and Syria, the Cyprus issue, and bilateral relations in various fields with emphasis on the energy sector were discussed.
At a joint press conference with Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy, the Minister said expressed satisfaction over the roadmap observance.
And he reiterated Cyprus` support to the efforts of the Egyptian people towards the democratic process of the country.
Kasoulides also condemned crimes against the Syrian people, especially use of chemical weapons.
“Mr Kasouldies also informed Egypt’s officials of the assurances he got that Cyprus won’t be used as an operations base in whatever possible attack against Syria,” added the announcement.
The two-day visit aimed at enhancing bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries in view of the escalating crisis in Egypt and the region.
Egypt is a key factor in Cyprus’ regional policy and there are a number of issues, especially in the field of energy, which require an understanding between the two countries, said the announcement.
During his visit, he also met with Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria, the religious leader of the Muslims of Al–Aqsa Mosque and the Coptic Patriarch.