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Greek Prime Minister Arrives to Cyprus


GREEK Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will arrive on an official visit to Cyprus on today, Monday 02/2015, following an invitation extended by President Nicos Anastasiades. During his one-day stay, Tsipras will hold talks with Anastasiades and will meet with the leaders of all the parliamentary parties. It is Tsipras’ first trip abroad as Prime Minister. A previously scheduled visit to Athens on Tuesday by Foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides has been cancelled. Tsipras will depart the island on Tuesday, heading to Rome where he will meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Tsipras’ Syriza party swept to power in snap elections held in Greece on Sunday, vowing to shake up his country’s bailout agreement with international lenders and roll back harsh austerity measures.

Nicosia is looking forward to Greece’s newly elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visit, Cypriot government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides said, expressing at the same time his certainty that the discussions to be held during Tsipras first official visit abroad since elected will be fruitful and once again prove the long-standing ties between the two countries. Aleksis Tsipras is against the reaction of the Turkish research ship Barbaros, and calls for the immediate cessation Accomplishment in the area of the Republic of Cyprus.

According to Christodoulides, the Cyprus problem, the economic developments, the Turkish provocations in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as a number of other matters concerning both Athens and Nicosia will be tabled in the meeting between the Greek Prime Minister and the President of the Republic of Cyprus.

Tsipras is expected to arrive on Monday morning and will hold a series of meetings. Among them will be the private meeting with Anastasiades, which will be followed by a meeting between the two countries’ delegations and a joint press conference. Furthermore, he highlighted that the Greek Premier will also meet representatives of Cyprus’ parliamentary parties.

Answering journalists questions on whether the two governments will further coordinate their actions regarding the “hot” issue of the European Union sanctions imposed against Russian individuals and entities.

Greece and Cyprus together united, will be able to overcome any difficulties, stress and Greek Cypriot officials and politicians.

Sk Webline Ltd