|Address of the President at the seminar “The future of Cyprus for Russian Business”|
Your Excellency Mr Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Cyprus,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me, indeed, a great pleasure to address today this notable audience.
Firstly, let me congratulate the Cyprus – Russian Business Association, the law firm Chryssafinis and Polyviou LLC and the international law firm Withers of Zurich, for their excellent initiative in organising this important seminar.
|Remarks by the President after his meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader|
The President of the Republic Mr Nikos Anastasiades characterized as constructive the discussion he had today with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community Mr Dervish Eroglu and the new UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on the Cyprus problem Mr Espen Barth Eide. In his remarks to reporters after his arrival at the Presidential Palace from the location where the talks on the Cyprus issue took place, at the old Nicosia airport, the President of the Republic said that “the statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary General of the UN speaks for itself. There was a constructive discussion and certainly the necessity to engage in a substantive dialogue, in order to avert today’s situation. Therefore, what I want to see is what will be Mr Eroglu’s conduct at the negotiating table.” Asked if he is optimistic from Mr Eroglu’s stance so far, the President of the Republic said that “I would not want to make any comments which may be seen as a blame game. I simply confine myself to what I have told you.”
|The President receives the credentials of the new High Commissioner of the United Kingdom |
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received today, at a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace, the credentials of the new High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, Mr Damian Roderic Todd.
Presenting his credentials Mr Todd said:
“I have the honour to present to Your Excellency, my letters of Commission as British High Commissioner in Cyprus. It is a great honour as well as a pleasure to represent my country here in Cyprus. I look forward to getting to know much better this beautiful island, its people and its culture. As a student of history, I understand and look forward to learning more about the history of Cyprus and its role in the development of European culture and civilization.
|CIPA International Investment Awards 2014|
Distinguished guests, Dear Friends,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the Presidential Palace for the celebration of the 3rd International Investment Awards, organised by the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency and Gold Magazine.
This event provides us with the opportunity to honour extroversion and investment; the companies and individuals who believed, trusted and invested in Cyprus, and to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to all of you who have chosen Cyprus as a base for your business activities.
|Address by the President at the 16th Pafos Aphrodite Festival|
I am very pleased to address this evening the opening of the “Pafos Aphrodite Festival”, being organized for the 16th consecutive year. The Festival has become an institution and constitutes a significant internationally-renowned cultural event, which contributes to the promotion of both Pafos and Cyprus as a whole.
Within the framework of the Festival, being held in the magnificent venue of the Medieval Castle of Pafos, we will enjoy this year the Opera Futura from Verona, which will present, with the participation of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the popular opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cosi Fan Tutte.
|Remarks by the President on his meeting with the new UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus|
The special interest of the Secretary General of the United Nations, who considers that the solution of the Cyprus problem is of strategic importance, was conveyed to the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades by the new UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Mr Espen Barth Eide, at their first meeting today, which took place at the Presidential Palace.
In his remarks to reporters after the meeting, the President of the Republic said that the meeting “was a first, very good meeting, in an excellent atmosphere and particularly helpful.”