President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Tuesday 12/4/2016 visiting Cypriot Parliament Speaker Yiannakis Omirou in the presence of Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal and the Cypriot Ambassador to Egypt.
Sisi welcomed the Cypriot legislator and highlighted the depth of relations binding the two countries, said presidential spokesman Alaa Yousef, adding that president Sisi expressed hope for holding a tripartite summit in Cairo between him and the leaders of Cyprus and Greece to continue discussions on various issues.
The president welcomed Cyprus stances supporting Egypt and its people as well as its support for Egypt at regional and international gatherings.
President Sisi also praised cooperation between the two countries during the hijacking of the Egyptian plane in Cyprus weeks ago, which reflected the strength of Egyptian-Cypriot relations.
The Cypriot parliament speaker conveyed the greetings of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to President Sisi and also praised cooperation between the two countries in the economic domains.
The Cyprus speaker said during a meeting earlier with prime minister Sherif Ismail that Egyptian-Cypriot ties gained momentum recently and underscored his country’s keenness on offering support for Egypt in its anti-terrorism and extremism efforts.