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What's behind Egypt meeting with Greece, Cyprus at this time?

The timing of the seventh tripartite summit between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece delivers clear and powerful messages that these countries support each other in the disputes they are facing.

CAIRO — The seventh tripartite summit between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece was held Oct. 8 at Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo. The summit was chaired by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and involved Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

At the press conference on the same day, Sisi stated that the tripartite summit stressed the importance that Egypt, Cyprus and Greece continue to coordinate in the illegal immigration dossier. He added that the summit reiterated its support for the Cypriot government's efforts to achieve development and peace. Sisi welcomed the signing of a number of agreements at the summit, most notably the one for the avoidance of double taxation between Egypt and Cyprus.

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