|The President of the Republic congratulated Mr Alexis Tsipras|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, sent this morning a telegram of congratulations to the President of SYRIZA, Mr Alexis Tsipras.
In his message, President Anastasiades said the following:
“Dear Mr President, my friend Alexis,
I would like to congratulate you most warmly on your proud and historic victory, wishing you every success with regard to the mandate that the Greek people have given you.
|The President received Egyptian investor Naguib Sawiris|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades received today, at the Presidential Palace, the Egyptian investor Mr Naguib Sawiris, who was accompanied by the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis. After the meeting, the Minister told reporters that Mr Sawiris has concluded a deal for the construction of the Ayia Napa – Ayia Thekla marina, a major project of 220 million euro. He added that the project will begin in mid-2015. On his part, Mr Sawiris said that “we were warmly welcomed by the President. We trust his policies and we see how he encourages investments”. He also pointed out that the project can be realized within a period of three years, and added that it will include villas, a building of small apartments and a luxury hotel.
|The official visit of the President to Bahrain has been postponed|
The scheduled official visit of the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, to Bahrain, which was to take place on 26 to 29 January, has been postponed due to a 40-day national mourning in Bahrain for the passing of the King of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. President Anastasiades will leave for Saudi Arabia on 26 January, in order to express in person his condolences to the new King of the country and the Royal Family. On 27 January the President will return to Cyprus. In Saudi Arabia, the President will be accompanied by the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides. The new dates of the visit of the President of the Republic to Bahrain will be announced at a later stage.
|The President of the Republic departs for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, will depart for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday, 26 January, where he will express his condolences in person to the new King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Royal Family, for the passing of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
The President of the Republic will depart following his meeting, on Monday, with the Council of Leaders of parliamentary parties, at the Presidential Palace.
The President will depart from Saudi Arabia for Bahrain, where he will pay an official visit.
|The President of the Republic will pay an official visit to Bahrain|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, will pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain on 26-29 January. This is the first official visit by a President of the Republic of Cyprus to Bahrain.
Τhe President will travel to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia, where he will be on Monday, 26 January, to express his condolences, in person, to the new King and the Royal Family of the country for the passing of the late King of Saudi Arabia.
|The President of the Republic departs for Davos|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, departs tomorrow for Davos, Switzerland, where he will participate in the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
On the sidelines of the Forum, the President of the Republic will hold meetings with heads of state and government.
The President of the Republic will be accompanied by the Deputy Minister to the President, Mr Constantinos Petrides.
|The President sends message of condolences to the President of France|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasides, sent yesterday a message of condolences to the President of France, Mr Franηois Hollande, with regard to the terrorist attack in Paris.
In his message the President of the Republic said the following:
It is with deep sorrow that I learned about the terrorist, violent and inhuman attack at the offices of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ magazine in Paris.
|Written statement by the President of the Republic|
During my meeting today with the leaders of the political parties, I thoroughly briefed them on the developments concerning Turkey's unacceptable violations of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus with the issued NAVTEX.
I reiterated the position of the Greek Cypriot side which has been expressed many times and is summarized as follows:
As long as the violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus continues it is impossible for me to participate in the established negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem.