He also noted Cyprus-related references contained in the Valletta Declaration, which was adopted by the leaders at the MED7
"I thank the leaders of the Summit #EUMed7Malta for their support to the inalienable right of the Republic of Cyprus to exercise its sovereign rights within its EEZ and for unanimously condemning the violation of international law, the law of the sea on the part of Turkey," Anastasiades tweeted on Saturday, following the MED7
Summit in Valletta.
President Nicos Anastasiades will have the opportunity to raise the issue of Turkey's provocations and encroachment of Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) at the MED7
Summit, in Valletta on Friday.
President Nicos Anastasiades is in Malta on Friday to participate in the sixth Mediterranean EU member states summit (MED7
), along with participants from six other countries, France, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Italy and Greece.
The upcoming fifth Southern EU countries (MED7
) Summit, to be held on January 29 in Nicosia, is a sign that the Eastern Mediterranean region has popped up on the radar screen of the EU and its southern member states.
Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that the MED7
should express their full solidarity with Cyprus on the escalating situation with Turkey.
The fifth Southern EU countries (MED7
) Summit on January 29 in Nicosia will discuss migration, Brexit, eurozone reform, Europe's energy security and climate change as a matter of priority.
Two days later, on June 14, he will travel to Valletta in Malta to participate in the deliberations of the MED7
Summit, along with the other six heads of state or government of the southern member countries of the EU.
Speaking at a news conference after the MED7
meeting last week, Macron said this co-operation "was related to the fact that we want a Europe that will have the capability to protect itself".
PREZ NIK and his associates were on a high, their pride and joy levels hitting red on Tuesday when they played hosts to the Southern European Summit, also known as MED7
. Little Kyproulla welcomed the president of France, the PMs of Italy, Greece, Portugal and Malta and the foreign minister of Spain.
MOST of Wednesday's newspapers carried glowing reports about the MED7
gathering in Nicosia.