Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide will pay an official visit to the Republic of Cyprus on Friday, February 21, at the invitation of his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides.
The two Ministers will have a private meeting, followed by extensive consultations with the two countries’ Foreign Ministries’ service delegations.
Discussions are expected to focus, inter alia, on Cyprus-Norway bilateral relations and the prospect of further strengthening them in specific areas.
It will also discuss developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region, Turkey’s illegal actions in the maritime zones of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as EU – Norway relations.
Energy and energy security issues, as well as other regional, European and international issues of common interest will also be discussed.
Afterwards, the two Foreign Ministers will make statements to the representatives of the media.
As part of her visit to Cyprus, the Norwegian Foreign Minister will participate as one of the keynote speakers at an event organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday at the Presidential Palace on “Women in Diplomacy”./ibna