Cyprus President to pay a state visit to the Vatican

November 17, 2019 at 8:44am
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The Cyprus problem, bilateral cooperation and the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean will be among the issues to be discussed during the state visit that Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will pay to the Vatican on November 18-19.

According to a press release issued by the Presidency, President Anastasiades, accompanied by the First Lady will hold a two-day visit to the Holy See, where he is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis, on Monday.

Anastasiades will also meet with the Vatican’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.

According to the Presidency, the Cyprus problem, issues of bilateral cooperation and the state of play in the Eastern Mediterranean will be among the issues discussed during the meetings.

During his visit, President Anastasiades will attend a state dinner to be attended by the Prime Minister and other Vatican officials as well as the members of the Cypriot delegation.

President Anastasides will be accompanied by Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou and Giorgos Poullides, the Cypriot Ambassador to the Holy See.

After concluding his visit to the Vatican, President Anastasiades will depart for Zagreb, Croatia, to attend the European People’s Party Congress.

(Cyprus News Agency)