President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiadis, debriefed, on Tuesday, European Council President Donald Tusk on the recent drilling activities of Turkey within the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus, during a scheduled meeting (at 12:30 CET) ahead of the EU28 leaders meeting in Brussels.
According to Government Spokesperson, Prodromos Prodromou, President Anastasiades "informed Donald Tusk about Turkey`s ongoing unlawful interference, and they coordinated on the discussion of the issue in the European Council June session."
President Tusk reiterated that the EU is in full solidarity with Cyprus. Both President Anastasiades and Tusk will initially attend the EPP pre-session before the informal dinner of the 28 Heads of State and Government at 18:00 CET.
The President of the European Council will continue his bilateral meetings with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel at 17:00 and with French President Emmanuel Macron at 17.20. Then he will meet with the leaders of the Visegrad Group (V4 - Czech Republic, Hungary , Poland, Slovakia) and finally at 17.45 with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.