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Cyprus to host Summit for European South

Cyprus will host the fourth Summit Meeting of the European South in October which sets to see the leaders of seven EU member states coordinate joint efforts in the upcoming European Council.

The meeting will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, Spain’s Mariano Rajoy, Portugal’s Antonio Costa, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni and President Nicos Anastasiades.

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The conference between the seven leaders is scheduled to take place on October 10, after the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly on September 12-25 and prior to the scheduled European Council meeting on December 14-15.

The Summit is of double importance to Cyprus as it will on a bilateral level offer the opportunity to discuss a host of issues including the latest developments on the Cyprus problem while on a multilateral level, deal with burning issues on the European agenda with priority given to Turkey’s accession talks and Brexit.

This is the fourth such summit meeting between the seven countries following similar meetings in Athens, Lisbon and Madrid.

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