President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias and his visiting Cyprus counterpart Demetris Christofias expressed concern over the volatile situation in Egypt, and expressed hope that things will develop in a smooth way, during a meeting in Athens on Thursday.

Christofias also urged that Egypt's policy on Greece and Cyprus does not change.

"Egypt has always been a significant support for Greece and Cyprus in the region of the Middle East, as a leader country, a major country in the region. I hope that this policy does not change because our neighbors, the occupation force in Cyprus, is spreading wings everywhere with the technique of Islamism," Christofias said.

The Cyprus President noted that he discussed those issues also with Greek prime minister George Papandreou, whom he met with before his talks with Papoulias.

"We are coordinating ourselves, and I believe this is necessary. We hope that the policy that will ensue will not divert from that which we are accustomed to," he added.

Papoulias also expressed interest in the developments in the energy sector.