Official Support for EuroAfrica Interconnector
Joint Declaration following the 5th Cyprus – Egypt – Greece Trilateral Summit Nicosia, 21 November 2017
“The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Alexis Tsipras, met in Nicosia on 21 November 2017. They expressed their firm commitment to further broaden and deepen their trilateral partnership to enhance their efforts towards promoting peace, stability, security and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean.
“Given the geopolitics of the region and the historic relations between the three countries, the Summit reaffirmed the importance of closer cooperation and policy coordination in many fields. It was agreed to enhance trilateral cooperation in the fields of Energy.
“The common challenges faced in the energy field, the need for diversification of energy resources and routes, the security of energy supply and the need to modernise and develop new energy infrastructures, enrich the prospects for further promoting trilateral energy cooperation. In this context, aspects of cooperation especially in the areas of hydrocarbons, electricity and renewable energy sources were discussed. To this end, they also encouraged and welcomed initiatives from the private sector of mutually beneficial energy infrastructure projects, which contribute to the energy security of all three countries such as the EuroAfrica Interconnector.”