Greece hosts tripartite summit with Cyprus and Jordan



Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hosted a tripartite summit with the King of Jordan Abdullah II and the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis in Athens on Wednesday. It is the second summit of the three countries since 2018.


Aim of the meeting was expand partnership, strengthen cooperation and the coordination of political and economic issues as well as in the field of security.


The Greek PM noted that progress has been made since the first summit in 2018 as the three countries have expanded and deepened their cooperation in a wide range of areas.


“Our partnership has never lost its momentum, not even during the Covid pandemic. We managed to keep our cooperation active and to create a series of working groups. In light of the unprecedented challenges and the enormous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the social, economic and health systems, we firmly believe that we need to further accelerate our coordination and promote even more synergies in areas of common interest in order to maintain the dynamics and to strengthen this very successful cooperation,” he underlined.


Issues discussed included EU-Jordan relations and also how Greece and Cyprus can contribute to their further strengthening as well as regional issues of common interest, including the Middle East and Cyprus.


“We will also have the opportunity to discuss extensively regional issues of common interest, such as the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya and Syria, the Middle East in general,” Mitsotakis said.


“As far as the Cyprus issue is concerned, we will have the opportunity to discuss the recent unacceptable developments which – as you know – are contrary to the Security Council resolutions, and in the light of the very important Presidential Statement of the Security Council of 23 July,” he underlined.