|Remarks by the President of the Republic|
The unacceptable provocation by Turkey, five days before the beginning of the substantive dialogue on the Cyprus problem, not only violates international law in a flagrant way but also proves wrong all those who believed in Turkey’s assurances about a substantial contribution to the solution of the problem, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, said today.
Speaking at the unveiling of the bust of the hero Kyriacos Thouki Stylianou in Pachna village, the President of the Republic said that “the adoption of confidence building measures would be a tangible proof of the commitment of the leadership of both communities, and in particular of Turkey, for the support of the efforts by the civil society to build understanding, trust and good will, acting in this way as a catalyst for the negotiating process.
|Remarks by the President of the Republic|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades said today that he is fully satisfied by the results of his meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Mr Vladimir Putin.
In his remarks to reporters, on the sidelines of a luncheon given by the Archbishop of Cyprus in honor of the Patriarch of Georgia, at the Archbishopric of Cyprus, the President of the Republic, when asked about his recent meeting with the Russian President, during the ASEM Summit, in Milan, said “it’s best to do more and talk less.”
Asked if he was satisfied by the results of his meeting with Mr Putin, the President replied: “fully satisfied.”
|Intervention by the President at the plenary session of the 10th ASEM Summit|
Effective practices can be established only as a result of collaborative work and synergies among states, the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades said today during his intervention at the plenary discussion on “Europe-Asia Partnership in Addressing Global Matters in an Inter-connected World” of the 10th ASEM Summit, taking place in Milan, Italy.
In his intervention on Cooperation in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management the President of the Republic said that natural disasters undermine development and backtrack the prompt and full achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He added that ASEM has a collective responsibility to actively collaborate in order to reduce the risks stemming from disasters by strengthening preparedness and response.
|Meetings of the President of the Republic in Milan|
On the sidelines of the second day of the 10th ASEM Summit in Milan, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, held today separate consecutive meetings with the President of the European Council, Mr Herman Van Rompuy, and the Prime Minister of Italy, Mr Matteo Renzi.
During the meetings, the discussion focused on the situation created following the Turkish NAVTEX and the intention by Turkey to violate the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, in combination with the fact that the drilling by ENI-KOGAS is underway within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus.
|The President of the Republic departs for Milan|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, departs tomorrow morning for Milan, where he will take part in the 10th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM).
The Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, will accompany the President of the Republic to Milan.
During the proceedings of the Summit, the President of the Republic will make an intervention during the plenary session entitled “Europe Asia Partnership in Addressing Global Matters in an Interconnected World”
On the sidelines of the Conference, the President of the Republic will hold bilateral meetings with Heads of states.
President Anastasiades will return to Cyprus on 17 October.
|Remarks by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades|
Our geostrategic role can contribute in a significant way to peace and stability in the region, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, said today.
In his remarks to reporters, on the sidelines of the bi-communal business awards ceremony of the “Stelios” Foundation, in Nicosia, when invited to comment on yesterday’s agreement between Cyprus and Greece, and asked whether there will be other agreements, the President said that as we have already stated we will be taking measures according to developments, which will be announced.
|Address by the President at the Stelios Bi-Communal Business Awards 2014|
Dear Members of the Business Community,
It is a distinct honour to be present here today, on the occasion of the ‘Stelios Bi-Communal Business Awards’, which takes place for the 6th consecutive year and has been firmly established as an annual celebration of bi-communal co-operation and co-creation.
From the outset, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. A Foundation that, among others, rewards efforts aimed at promoting and developing common business endeavors between Greek and Turkish Cypriot entrepreneurs, and, most importantly, actively contributes to enhancing inter-communal, socio-economic bonds.
|The President attended the Anti-occupation march for Morfou|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, attended today the Anti-occupation march for the city of Morfou, which has been occupied by Turkey’s troops since 1974.
In his address at the event, which was organized by the Morfou Municipality, the President said, among other things, that his great desire for finding a solution to the Cyprus problem is well-known, pointing out, however, that “unfortunately the position of Mr Eroglu and the recent actions by Ankara against the internationally recognized sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus left me with no other choice than to suspend our participation in the process of the talks.”