Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is to make an official visit to Cyprus on November 7, it has been announced.

According to Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, the meeting is taking place as part of preparations for a trilateral summit between the leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt.

The foreign ministers of the three countries are due to meet in Nicosia on October 29. Energy issues are expected to top the agenda.