|The President of the Republic leaves for Spain|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, leaves tomorrow, 9 April 2017, for Madrid, Spain, where he will participate in the heads of state or government Summit of the seven Southern European Union countries that will take place on 10 April 2017.
On the sidelines of the Summit, in the morning of 10 April, the President of the Republic will meet separately with the Prime Minister of Spain, Mr Mariano Rajoy, at the Prime Minister’s Office. Later on, the President will attend a working lunch with the other leaders of the Southern EU member states at the Palacio Real del Pardo. The leaders will make remarks to the Media after the lunch.
|The President sent a letter of condolence to the President of the Russian Federation|
The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades has sent a letter of condolence to the President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, for the victims of the terrorist attack in St Petersburg.
In his letter, the President of the Republic states the following:
“It is with great sorrow that I received the tragic news about the hideous attack in St Petersburg.
|Written statement by the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades|
I express my satisfaction for the resumption of the dialogue.
At the same time I hope that we will concentrate on a creative dialogue and through constructive proposals to be able to reach a solution that will be governed by the principles and values of the EU, with full respect for the European acquis and always taking into consideration the best interests of the Cypriot people.
|Remarks by the President of the Republic|
Our position remains that we are ready at any given moment to continue the dialogue for a solution to the Cyprus problem, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, said today.
In his remarks to reporters, on the sidelines of a luncheon hosted by the Embassy of Malta on the occasion of the Maltese Presidency of the EU, and when asked if there is ground for the negotiations to resume in the immediate future, the President said “in the immediate future, I hope, yes. Our position remains that we are ready at any moment to continue the dialogue that will help us in order to, as we expect, achieve a solution within the parameters that have been described so many times.”
Replying to a question, President said that “the whole effort is focused on our desire for a solution to the Cyprus problem; at least that is our position, that is what the Greek Cypriot side believes.»