Diplomatic sources characterize the inclusion of Cyprus in the trip of the American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Qatar as a last minute decision. So far, the State Department has not issued an official announcement about Mr. Pompeo’s contacts on Saturday in Cyprus, where he will stay for about three hours.
A diplomatic source said that the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis will be received at the Presidential Palace at 7:30 pm and the meeting will be attended by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulidis. It has not yet been finalized whether a bilateral agreement will be signed, while it does not appear that there will be a meeting with Mustafa Akinci.
Nicosia was informed about Pompeo’s visit yesterday, during the telephone conversation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Chriostodoulidis with the US Deputy Secretary of State, Philip