|Statement by the President after the proceedings of the European Council|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who participated in the two-day meeting of the European Council, taken place on March 19-20, in Brussels, made the following statement to the Press:
“The European Council had a heavy agenda, in terms of substance, something that gave us the opportunity to exchange views and to make decisions on a numbers of issues on important pillars of the EU, such as the Energy Union, but also international developments such as the crisis in Ukraine and the situation in Libya.
|Written statement by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades|
On behalf of the people of Cyprus, the Government and myself, I warmly congratulate the new President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, and wish him every success in the important high office he has assumed.
The brotherly and firm bonds between Greece and Cyprus determine their excellent cooperation in all fields and I am confident that the presence of Mr Pavlopoulos in the highest state office of the Hellenic Republic will contribute to our common struggles in a significant way.
|Address by the President at the International Conference on Egypt’s Economic Development|
Your Majesties, Highness, Your Excellencies, Dear President Al Sisi,
It is a great pleasure to be here today and address this distinguished audience gathered in Egypt for this exceptional event.
This Conference takes place at a turning point in the contemporary history of Egypt, as it finds the country entering a new era. An era which marks the end of political instability and the beginning of a longer-term process to reach the country’s full growth potential.
In this spirit, I would like to congratulate President Al Sisi and his Government for the measures already taken to initiate structural reforms and promote investment: Their efforts are already bearing fruit and I am confident that this conference will positively contribute towards this end.
|The President of the Republic begins his official meetings in Bahrain|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades begins today his meetings in Bahrain, where he is paying an official visit.
In the morning, the President will visit the National Museum in the capital of Bahrain, Manama.
Later on, the President, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Ioannis Kasoulides and the Government Spokesman Mr Nikos Christodoulides, will be officially welcomed by the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, at the Palace in Manama.
|The President of the Republic will meet with the Cypriot community of Bahrain|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who is paying an official visit to Bahrain, will host tonight a reception in honor of the Cypriot community of Bahrain and will subsequently attend a dinner hosted in his honor by the Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Bahrain, Mr Stefanos Zachariades.
Earlier today, on the sidelines of the President’s official visit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa.
|The President of the Republic concluded his official visit in Bahrain|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades concluded his official visit to Bahrain where he met with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, with whom he held official talks.
During the visit bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding between the Republic of Cyprus and Bahrain were signed.
The President of the Republic will depart from Bahrain to Cyprus today, 10th of March.
|The President of the Republic spoke to the Cypriot community in Bahrain|
The restoration of the trustworthiness of the state today is already a fact, said the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades speaking to the members of the Cypriot community of Bahrain, at a reception he hosted in their honor in Bahrain, where he is paying an official visit.
Addressing the Cypriot businessmen who reside in Bahrain, the President said that “the restoration of the trustworthiness of the state today is already a fact. Today, we had a record with regard to the interest rates on the bonds of the Republic of Cyprus, a record with regard to low interest rates, a fact that demonstrates the confidence that exists.
|The President of the Republic was officially welcomed by the King of Bahrain|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by the members of the Cypriot delegation, was today officially welcomed by the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, at the Palace in Manama.
During the welcoming ceremony a military Honor Guard presented the appropriate honors and the National Anthems of the Republic of Cyprus and Bahrain were performed. The President and the King reviewed an Honor Guard.
After the official welcoming ceremony, the two leaders and the delegations of the two countries held official talks.