President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Hangzhou September 5, 2016 - photo courtesy of kremlin - REUTERS
CAIRO – 19 November 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is expected to head to the Cyprus capital, Nicosia, Monday on an official two-day visit.
In his first official visit to Cyprus, Sisi is expected to hold separate meetings with his Cyprus counterpart, Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
During the visit, Sisi is expected to participate in the fifth Egyptian-Greek-Cypriot tripartite summit on Tuesday. Several topics are expected to be discussed during the summit, including coordination between the three countries, as well as enhancing the relations in the political, economic, trade, security and tourism fields.
Countering terrorism is expected to be one of the major topics that will be tackled by the three leaders during their meeting on Tuesday in Nicosia, according to an official statement by the presidency.
The Egyptian media delegation departed Cairo Sunday morning to Cyprus, ahead of Sisi's expected visit tomorrow, to participate in covering the official visit and the tripartite summit.
According to Nicos Anastasiades' statements on the expected tripartite meeting, Sisi's visit to Cyprus will mark the first visit of an Egyptian president to his country.
The first tripartite summit between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus was held for the first time in Cairo in 2014, and then in Nicosia in April 2015. The third summit was in Athens and the fourth was in Cairo in 2016.