Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou discussed the Cyprus issue and reviewed bilateral relations with his counterparts from India, Indonesia, China, Brunei, Thailand and the Philippines, in a series of meetings he had in the margins of the foreign ministerial 10th Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM), in Budapest.

The meeting on “Cooperation in addressing non- traditional challenges in security issues”, takes place on June 6 and 7, and according to an official announcement, in his interventions, Kyprianou referred, among other issues, to recent developments in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as to illegal immigration and energy security.

In his intervention on regional issues and non-conventional threats, Kyprianou noted the importance of North Africa and the Middle East in the security of the wider region. It is added that the Minister made a special reference to the contributing factor of stability in the Arab world to Eurasian energy security.

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