|The President of the Republic and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community attended a music event in Famagusta|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akinci, accompanied by their spouses, attended yesterday evening a music event in Famagusta.
At the event, organized by the Technical Committee on Culture, at the Tower of Othello, the bicommunal music group “Kypogeneia” performed Cypriot songs in both Greek and Turkish.
After the event, Mr Akinci told reporters that “as you will remember on the 8th of June we were together with Mr Anastasiades, my friend Nicos, in Limassol for a theatre play we watched together.
|Remarks of the President after his meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel|
Dear Prime Minister,
My dear friend Bibi,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your delegation to Cyprus, six weeks following my visit to the State of Israel. This frequency in bilateral visits, at all levels, is indicative of the close relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the State of Israel, and of the depth and multitude of our shared agenda.
I understand Mr Prime Minister, my dear friend Bibi, that this is your first visit abroad following your re-election. My own visit to Israel last month was also the first visit of a Head of State to Israel following your re-election. I would add that it should come as no surprise that this first visit of Prime Minister Netanyahu is to Cyprus.
|Message of condolence by the President of the Republic on the passing of Chris Lazari|
It is with great sorrow that I was informed about the loss of my most dear friend and our distinguished compatriot Chris Lazari.
He immigrated to England during difficult times and managed, through his creative spirit and industriousness, and by making the most of his business ingenuity, to become one of the most distinguished businessmen in the clothing industry and subsequently in real estate investments.
He was an active member of the Cypriot community of London, serving his homeland in every way and at every opportunity.
|Remarks by the President of the Republic|
Today’s talks between the leaders of the two communities also took place in the same good atmosphere, said today the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades.
In his remarks to reporters following his return to the Presidential Palace from the old Nicosia airport, where he participated in talks with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akinci, the President of the Republic said, in response to a question, that the talks took place “in the same good atmosphere and the announcement [which the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General on the Cyprus problem delivered on behalf of the leaders] speaks for itself.”
|Remarks by the President of the Republic|
It does not mean that the positions expressed by the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community Mr Mustafa Akinci are the views of the Greek Cypriot side, the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades has said.
In his remarks to reporters yesterday evening, on the sidelines of an event organized by the Turkish occupied Municipality of Keryneia, and when asked whether references on the Cyprus problem negotiations made by Mr Akinci constitute just his own views or whether these are what are actually being discussed at the negotiating table, President Anastasiades said that “it does not mean that the positions expressed by Mr Akinci are the views of the Greek Cypriot side.
|The President attended an event on the Missing Persons during the Turkish invasion of 1974, in Cyprus|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, reiterated his appeal to anyone who has information with regard to the missing persons in Cyprus, to come forward and share this information with the Missing Persons Committee.
The President, who was speaking at an event organized yesterday evening by the Cyprus Committee of Relatives of Missing Persons and Undeclared Prisoners of 1974, at the Panorama of Missing Persons, in the village of Kornos, noted that this appeal was made both by him and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akinci.
|Statement by the President of the Republic after his meeting with the President of the European Commission Mr Jean Claude Juncker|
I would like to extent a warm welcome to you and your delegation. It is indeed both an honour and a pleasure to host you at the European Union’s most south-eastern member state.
Mr President, you are certainly not a stranger to Cyprus. To the contrary, I welcome you as a true friend of Cyprus, as well as a personal friend, on this first official visit as President of the Commission to the country.
I had the opportunity to brief President Juncker on the latest developments in the negotiations for a settlement of the Cyprus problem. I reiterated my strong commitment to work tirelessly with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akinci, in order to reach a comprehensive, viable settlement of the Cyprus problem.
|The President of the Republic attended an event on the National Day of France|
The coordination and the identity of views between Cyprus and France are exemplary, the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades said yesterday evening.
Speaking at an event on the occasion of the National Day of France, at the Residence of the Ambassador of France, in Nicosia, President Anastasiades said, inter alia, that “we consider France as a favoured partner and a country with which close ties and mutual interests bind us.”
|Written statement by the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades|
I welcome the agreement reached this morning at the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the member states of the Eurozone, between Greece and the Institutions; an agreement that keeps Greece standing in the core of the European Union.
The Government of Cyprus has stood by the side of the Greek Government and the Greek people from the very beginning.
The agreement reached was a difficult agreement, which underwent obvious improvements from the original demands, and was the best under the circumstances when taking into consideration the time constraints.