Tripartite summit between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece to be held in Cairo Saturday
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CAIRO: Egypt will host a presidential tripartite summit with Greece and Cyprus on Saturday, according to a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

The summit will tackle economic relations among the three countries besides regional issues and counterterrorism, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty said in a statement Wednesday as Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was visiting Nicosia.

Shoukry met in Nicosia with Evangelos Venizelos and Ioannis Kasoulides, his Greek and Cypriot counterparts respectively, to prepare for the Cairo summit.

The countries’ executives will sign an agreement on tourism and maritime transportation and a memorandum of understanding on establishing maritime navigation links between the three countries, the statement added.

On Sept. 11, 2013 President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi approved an agreement between Egypt and Cyprus over the development of hydrocarbon reserves along the maritime border between both countries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The agreement was signed on Dec. 12, 2013 in Cairo.

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