Greek and Cypriot Foreign Ministers Nikos Dendias and Nikos Christodoulides, respectively, signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday, with the aim of co-ordinating bilateral and regional issues.

In a joint press conference that followed, Mr. Dendias stressed that: “we expect that it will further align our positions, both bilaterally and regionally and at European level” and announced that the two countries are taking important initiatives, such as the recent signing of the EastMed agreement, and that they are developing strong partnerships with countries in the region within a community of understanding.

For his part, the Cypriot Foreign Minister described the exchange of views he had with his Greek counterpart as crucial, in the face of intense challenges of uncertainty, instability and the questioning of traditional and well-established principles and values of the international system.