|Address by the President at the Cyprus Shipping Chamber Dinner|
It is a great pleasure to address once again the Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s Official Dinner. This event is now established as an annual tradition, which provides an opportunity for the further enhancement of relations between the representatives of the Cyprus Shipping Industry on the one hand, and Government, State and business officials on the other.
Taking this opportunity I would like to express the Government΄s appreciation to all of you, for your continuous support and the trust you place on Cyprus Shipping and our Flag throughout the years and for contributing towards the impressive development of the Cyprus Shipping Industry.
|Address by the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades at the official dinner of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber|
I would like to welcome you to tonight’s event and wish you all a pleasant and fruitful evening.
First of all, I would like to remind that I attended this “official dinner” in the past and, again tonight, as it gives me personal pleasure to be amongst the “elite” of Cyprus Shipping, the Members of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber.
At the same time, it is an apt demonstration of my Government’s strong support towards the shipping industry and the efforts towards, not only preserving Cyprus’ outstanding position in world shipping, but to also further advance it.
I also personally felt proud and honoured to host at the Presidential Palace in June of last year a similarly impressive event for the International Chamber of Shipping, the “ICS” that organised their Annual General Meeting in Cyprus, upon the invitation of the Cyprus Chamber.
|Cyprus-Greece-Israel Trilateral Meeting in Nicosia|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Alexis Tsipras, and the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, presided today over the Cyprus-Greece-Israel Trilateral Meeting in Nicosia.
The President of the Republic welcomed today the Prime Minister of Greece at the Presidential Palace where a military guard presented honors. The performance of the national anthems followed and then Prime Minister Tsipras laid a wreath at the statue of Archbishop Makarios III, the first President of Cyprus.
|Cyprus – Israel - Greece Trilateral Summit Declaration|
We, Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, and Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, having met in Nicosia today, 28th January 2016, have agreed to strengthen the cooperation between our three countries in order to promote a trilateral partnership in different fields of common interest and to work together towards promoting peace, stability, security and prosperity in the Mediterranean and the wider region.
In light of the underlying challenges and opportunities, and given the fluid and unstable situation in the region, our three countries, which share common democratic values, principles, and interests, have, to this end, agreed on the importance for closer cooperation and a coordinated set of policies.
|The President of the Republic presided over a meeting of the Council of Leaders of parliamentary political parties|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, presided today over a meeting of the Council of Leaders of parliamentary political parties, at the Presidential Palace.
In his remarks to reporters after the meeting, the President of the Republic said that there is unanimity between the Government and the political parties with regard to the issue of the hydrocarbons TOTAL company.
On his part, the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, told reporters that “a very good discussion took place at the meeting, during which the President of the Republic briefed the political leaders on his meetings in Davos, which were based on three pillars: the Cyprus problem, energy issues and the economy.”
|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.
I look forward to our excellent cooperation so that we can address the challenges in all the major issues, whether these concern the Cyprus problem or the economic and other endeavors of Greece and Cyprus.
I would be especially happy to welcome you in Cyprus at the earliest possible.”
|The official visit of the President of the Republic 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.
During his visit in Bahrain, the President of the Republic will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, and other officials.