|Remarks by the President of the Republic|
I don’t accept for the Republic of Cyprus to be downgraded in any way, said today the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, who earlier had a telephone communication with the Vice President of the USA, adding that all that took place in Istanbul is a matter of mishandlings which, however, will not be tolerated.
In his remarks to reporters, as he was proceeding to the area where the Cyprus Workers Confederation (SEK) Conference was taking place, the President of the Republic, when asked whether the United Nations “set a trap” for the Republic of Cyprus in view of all that happened in Istanbul, said that “I don’t think it is a matter of a trap. It is a matter of mishandlings which, however, will not be tolerated. I don’t accept for the Republic of Cyprus to be downgraded in any way.
|The President of the Republic exercised his right to vote in today's elections for the House of Representatives|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, exercised today, in Limassol, his right to vote in the elections for the House of Representatives.
In his remarks to Turkish Cypriot media, after voting, the President of the Republic said that “the people will be the ones to decide today.”
He added that, in addition to deciding the composition of the House of Representatives, the people will vote “bearing always in mind what we have in front of us, whether that concerns the Cyprus question or the internal problems we are facing due to the financial crisis and our efforts to reform, to bring reforms to the state, and in general to see how to deal with problems the people face.”
|The President of the Republic sent a letter of condolence to the President of Egypt|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades sent today a letter of condolence to the President of Egypt Mr Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.
In his letter, President Anastasiades expresses his deep sorrow for the tragic air crash over the Mediterranean Sea of an Egypt Air aircraft carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo.
"On behalf of the people and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as on my own behalf, I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the families who list their loved ones in this tragedy. Our thoughts are with the Government and the people of the Arab Republic of Egypt at this time of sorrow,” President Anastasiades states.
|Televised Easter Message by the President of the Republic|
My fellow compatriots,
It is with great deference and reverence that I address all the people of Cyprus on the occasion of the great Holiday of the Resurrection of the Lord, in order to extend, along with my wishes, also a message of hope and optimism.
A message of hope that is projected by the great Holiday of the Resurrection itself, but which also results from the work that we have accomplished as a society and as a state both for the reorganization of our country and for the solution to our national problem.
|Remarks by the President of the Republic on the Cyprus Problem|
We all have to gain from a solution to the Cyprus problem, as long as this solution is viable, functional, lasting and will not be establishing those that have done right and those that have done wrong, said, today, the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades.
In his remarks to reporters on the sidelines of his visit to the “Lieutenant-General Vasileios Stamboulis” military camp in Ayios Ioannis in Malounta, the President of the Republic, when asked whether he believes that 2016 can be the year of the solution to the Cyprus problem, said that “ if there is a decisive transformation of the rhetoric to a real support of what we are seeking for a solution, in other words, a solution that will meet the expectations but also the concerns of both communities, I then say yes, there is a prospect. All those involved and especially Turkey, must realize that wishes are not enough.
|Announcement by the Presidency of the Republic|
On the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide by the Neo-Turks, the Cypriot Government condemns the abhorrent crime which is a disgrace in the history of mankind.
The Government expresses feelings of solidarity and sympathy towards the Armenian people, and, at the same time, supports the efforts for the recognition of the genocide by the international community.