Greece and Cyprus are pillars of stability in southeastern Mediterranean, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday in a bilateral meeting with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades.
"Through our tripartite cooperation with Egypt, a very important country in the region - but also that with Israel, Lebanon and Jordan - Cyprus and Greece are becoming pillars of stability throughout the southeastern Mediterranean, and that is extremely important," he underlined.
Tsipras is visiting Cyprus for the trilateral meeting of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt.
The Greek prime minister thanked Anastasiades for his country's solidarity with Greece following the recent floods in West Attica and elsewhere, and added: "Climate change is causing extreme weather conditions...We all have a responsibility to address this global phenomenon."
On his part, Anastasiades expressed the hope that this meeting will be as productive as the previous ones. "We have exchanged views with the Egyptian President and we agreed areas of cooperation between the two countries, extending to the tripartite efforts we are making, which will be the subject of our current consultations," Anastasiades said, expressing Cyprus' solidarity with Greece following the floods.