|The President sent a message of condolence to the President of South Africa|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades sent today a message of condolence to the President of South Africa Mr Jacob Zuma for the death of former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela.
In his message of condolence the President of the Republic stated the following:
“It is with the most profound sorrow that we received the sad news of the passing away of Nelson Mandela, the former President, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa; the father of the South African nation and a monumental figure of the 20th century.
In these very difficult times, we stand in full solidarity with the friendly Government and people of South Africa.
|Speech by the President at a reception hosted by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission|
It is a great pleasure and an honour to be here tonight among such distinguished friends.
First of all, allow me to praise the Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, Mrs Demetra Kalogirou, as well as the Board and personnel of the Commission, for their hard work and efforts in establishing a well-regulated and supervised securities market in Cyprus, ensuring the highest of standards of investor protection and the steady growth and development of the securities market.
At the same time, I would like to express my utmost appreciation to all of you present tonight, and especially the Directors and shareholders of the entities from abroad under the supervision of the Commission, as by your business and investment initiatives you have actively supported our efforts for economic growth throughout all those years and have thus demonstrated real solidarity.
|The President gave a joint press conference with the President of the European Commission|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, gave today a joint press conference with the President of the European Commission, Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, following his visit to the European Commission, in Brussels.
In his opening statement the President of the Republic said:
First, I wish to thank you for the invitation and for the opportunity to be here today, at the Commission, together with members of my Government. I think you would agree if I said that we had a friendly and fruitful exchange of views both with you and with the College of Commissioners.
|Speech by the President at the Economist 9th Cyprus Summit|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, gave a speech this morning at the 9th Cyprus Summit of the Economist entitled “Cyprus on the mend? An open discussion with Government, the Troika and business”. In his opening speech on “Achieving stability, growth and prosperity”, the President of the Republic stated the following:
“Ladies and gentlemen,
It is with great pleasure that I address today the 9th Summit of the Economist in Cyprus.
This year's Summit finds the Republic of Cyprus going through one of the most critical periods in its modern history. The violent restructuring of the Cyprus banking sector, as decided by our partners, the continued negative external environment, the necessary correction of unbalanced public finances, are factors that adversely affect economic growth.
|The President met with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community|
The President of the Republic and leader of the Greek Cypriot community, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, met today at 6.30 pm with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community Mr Dervis Eroglu. Present at the meeting, which was held at Chateau Status restaurant in Nicosia and lasted for three hours, were the Greek Cypriot interlocutor, Mr Andreas Mavroyiannis, the Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President, Mr Nicos Christodoulides, and an officer from the Interlocutor’s Office. After the meeting, President Anastasiades told the press: “I undertook this initiative for today’s informal meeting with Mr Eroglu with the aim to ascertain whether we can conclude a joint declaration that will pave the way for a solution to the Cyprus problem.
|Remarks by the President on the Cyprus problem|
The time has come for the Turkish Cypriot leaders to realize that they must proceed to the dialogue with genuine and certainly good will, in order to meet with us and solve the Cyprus problem at the earliest possible, the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades said today.
Speaking at a memorial service for the heroes from Kyperounta, the President said that “I have submitted a set of proposals, thereby demonstrating the good will of the Greek Cypriot community to conscientiously work towards finding a solution to the Cyprus problem that will allow all Cypriots to enjoy the benefits of a European county. It is within the same framework that I have wanted a momentum to be created along with the clarification of the framework within which we will proceed.”
|The President of the Republic departs for Brussels and Lithuania|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades departs early in the morning of November 26 for Brussels, accompanied by members of the Council of Ministers, to take part in a meeting with the College of Commissioners, following an invitation by the President of the European Commission Mr Jose Manuel Barroso.
The President of the Republic will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, the Minister of Finance Mr Harris Georgiades, the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Mr George Lakkotrypis, the Minister of Employment and Social Insurance Mrs Zeta Aimilianidou, the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Mr Nicos Kouyialis, the Government Spokesman Mr Christos Stylianides and the Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President Mr Nicos Christodoulides.
|Eulogy by the President at the funeral of Glafcos Clerides|
Dear President and my dear political father,
It happened that I have the honour of bidding you farewell. It is up to me to convey the messages of respect, recognition, gratitude and genuine love, from the whole of the political leadership, the leadership of our Church and the people of our still divided country.
It is both sad and an unbearable burden of responsibility to attempt to describe, without verbal exaggerations, the path of a Leader who was characterized not by many words but by a wealth of action, the ability of intuition, boldness and courageousness in decisions, moderation, honesty and morals in his long life and political presence.
|President of the Republic, President of the House and other officials sign book of condolence for the passing away of G. Clerides|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, the President of the House of Representatives, Mr Yiannakis Omirou, the Members of the Council of Ministers, the Government Spokesman, the Under Secretary to the President and the Director of the Office of the President signed today, at the Presidential Palace, the book of condolence opened for the passing away of former President of the Republic Glafcos Clerides. In the book of condolence, the President of the Republic and the Members of the Council of Ministers signed the following text: “With deep sorrow we bid farewell to the former President of the Republic of Cyprus Glafcos Clerides and we honor his contribution to his homeland Cyprus from the front lines as Member of Parliament, President of Parliament, Minister, Interlocutor and President of the Republic. We also honor him for his participation in the struggle of the free world on the side of the Allies against fascism and nazism.” The book was also signed by the Deputy Government Spokesman, the Secretary of the Council of Ministers, the Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President and other officials.