|Written statement by the President of the Republic Mr. N. Anastasiades about the tragic events in Paris|
I condemn with abhorrence yesterday’s terrorist attacks in France which resulted in the death of tens of innocent people and the wounding of many others.
Such cowardly acts provoke the repugnance of the international community and every reasonable citizen.
The criminal acts which target innocent and unsuspecting victims succeed only to forge the will for joint decisive action on the part of the international community to fight terrorism.
I express my deep sorrow and outrage, and through my friend President Francois Hollande, my sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of France as a whole.
|Τhe President of the Republic met with the President of Palestine|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, met tonight in Ramallah, the President of Palestine, Mr Mahmoud Abbas.
Upon his visit to Ramallah President Anastasiades visited the Mausoleum at Yaser Arafat’s grave and laid a wreath.
Afterwards an official welcoming ceremony took place at the Presidential Office and the Presidents inspected a Guard of Honor. Later on the two Presidents had a private meeting followed by expanded talks between the delegations of the two sides.
The talks were followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on Water Resources Management and an agreement for the establishment of a joint intergovernmental committee.
|The President of the Republic met with the Prime Minister of Israel|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, met today, in Jerusalem, with the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu.
Welcoming President Anastasiades, the Israeli Prime Minister said: “It’s a pleasure seeing you again. We have such close relations, we are very close in geography, in values, in interests, in spirit.
I welcome you and I want to discuss with you the whole range of our relations. Everything. Trade, Energy, Tourism, visits of heads of states.
|The President will meet with the Prime Minister of Israel and the President of Palestine|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, travelled last night from Malta, where he participated in the Informal European Council on migration, to Israel where today, 13 November, he will meet with the Prime Minister, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu.
With the Prime Minister of Israel, President Anastasiades will have a private meeting, which will be followed by expanded talks.
The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, who travels today to Israel from Jordan, and the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides.
In the afternoon, today, President Anastasiades and the members of the Cypriot delegation will go to Ramallah where the President of the Republic will meet with the President of Palestine, Mr Mahmoud Abbas.
|The President of the Republic travels from Amman to Valletta|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, travelled today from Amman to Valletta, Malta, where he will participate in the Informal European Council, which will deal with the refugee issue.
President Anastasiades concluded yesterday evening his official visit to Jordan, where he met with King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and other officials.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, who along with the Government Spokesman had accompanied the President during his visit to Jordan, stayed in Amman for more meetings.
|The President of the Republic met with the Prime Minister of Jordan|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, had this afternoon a meeting with the Prime Minister of Jordan, Mr Abdullah Ensour, at the Prime Ministry, in Amman.
Following their private meeting, there were expanded talks between the delegations of Cyprus and Jordan.
Later, the President and the Prime Minister gave a joint press conference.
In his remarks to reporters, the Prime Minister of Jordan said, inter alia, that during his meeting with President Anastasiades issues of common interests were discussed, such as regional problems, the Syrian problem, terrorism, the Palestinian problem and other issues. “We found out that there is so much that could be done on the bilateral level. We have discussed areas where we can cooperate tourism cultural exchanges and Energy given the fact that you have great findings,” adding that we can work not only on a bilateral level but on a regional level as well.
|The President of the Republic held talks with the King of Jordan|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and the King of Jordan Abdullah II held today expanded talks with the delegations of the two countries, in Amman, where the President is paying an official visit.
Upon welcoming the President and the Cypriot delegation, King Abdullah spoke of the “tremendously warm relations” between the two countries, which celebrate 53 years of relations. “This is a relationship we cherish with tremendous pride”, the King added.
He commended the tremendous support that Cyprus, as a member of the EU, has provided Jordan with, and added that the talks today will be held on all levels.
|The President of the Republic was welcomed by the King of Jordan at an official ceremony|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who is paying an official visit to Jordan, was welcomed today at an official ceremony at the Al Husseinieh Palace in Amman.
The President of the Republic and his wife Mrs Andri Anastasiades arrived today morning, at the Palace, where they were welcomed by the King of Jordan Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania.
During the welcoming ceremony, honors were presented by a military honor guard and there was a 21-gun salute. The National Anthems of Cyprus and Jordan were performed and then the King and the President reviewed the military honor guard.
|Address by the President at the Amman Chamber of Commerce|
It is my great pleasure and privilege to address today distinguished members of the Business Communities of Jordan and Cyprus and to share some of my thoughts as regards the economic relationship between our countries and the prospects of further enhancing it.
First of all, allow me to congratulate the Amman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Paphos Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event, and, of course, thank all of you for your presence. A presence, which demonstrates that our countries enjoy an economic partnership that we genuinely aspire to move forward.
|Address by the President at the town twinning agreement between the cities of Amman and Pafos|
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation and genuine gratitude to the Mayor, the Governor and the friendly people of Amman for their warm reception and hospitality.
A hospitality which represents our traditional bonds of friendship, our cultural connections, our similar historical heritage and the existing long-standing amicable relationship between our two peoples.
It is for these exact reasons that I was surprised to find out a town twinning agreement between cities of Cyprus and Jordan had never been signed before.
In this respect, today, the cities of Amman and Pafos can pride themselves in that they have created history and added a new chapter in the evolving relationship between Cyprus and Jordan.