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Egypt natural gas discovery enhances Cyprus' strategic role, says President
CNA - Cyprus/NICOSIA 01/09/2015 16:49


The big discovery of natural gas reserves within Egypt`s exclusive economic zone in a block adjacent to the Republic of Cyprus` blocks enhances the geostrategic and geopolitical role of the Republic, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday.

The discovery does not deteriorates ongoing talks with the neighbouring country on the transport of natural gas from Cyprus` own block 12, the President said.

President Anastasiades, who was replying to questions at the Presidential Palace upon his return from his meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, said that he sees the great discovery in the Egyptian EEZ “definitely as a positive”.

(CNA)

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