Cyprus: Anastasiades-Metsolas meeting next week in Nicosia

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The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, is scheduled to meet with the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, next week.

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As stated in a written statement by the director of the press office of President Anastasiades, during their meeting, which will take place on Friday September 9 at the Presidential Palace, in Nicosia, Mr. Anastasiades is expected to inform the President of the European Parliament of the latest developments in the Cyprus issue, Turkey’s provocative actions both on the ground and in the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus, the unacceptable positions put forward by Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots, but also about his proposals, which aim to break the deadlock and to give impetus to the effort to resolve the Cyprus problem.

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Last July Ms. Metsola, in a letter to President Anastasiades, reiterated the European Parliament’s condemnation of Turkey’s ongoing violations of Security Council resolutions 550 (1984) and 789 (1992) regarding Famagusta. The President of the European Parliament, as she stated in her letter, shares the opinion of Mr. Anastasiades that the Turkish provocations in the closed city of Varosia are undermining the efforts to build trust, as well as the prospects of resuming the talks aimed at solving the Cyprus problem.

The President of the European Parliament also approves the proposals of President Anastasiades for Confidence Building Measures and agrees that these, in addition to the benefits for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, could prepare the ground for achieving a solution to the Cyprus issue, based on the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and the principles and values ​​on which the European Union is based.

Working visit of PtB A. Dimitriou in Berlin

On Monday, the president of the House of Representatives, Annita Dimitriou, is going to Berlin for a working visit, at the invitation of the president of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag), Bärbel Bas.

During her visit to Berlin, the president of the Cypriot Parliament will have a meeting with the president of the Federal Parliament, Ms. Bas, who will host a dinner in honor of Ms. Dimitriou. He will also have separate meetings with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs dr. Tobias Lindner, the chairman of the Bundestag Defense Committee Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Michael Roth and members of the Committee and with the chairman Anton Hofreiter and members of the Committee on European Union Affairs. He will also have a working lunch with President Derya Türk-Nachbaur and members of the Parliamentary Group for Cyprus in the Bundestag.

The president of the Parliament of Cyprus will also have a meeting with the Metropolitan of Germany and Exarch of the Center of Europe, Mr. Augustinos, and with the bishop of the parish of Berlin and delegate of the Orthodox Episcopal Assembly of Germany to the German Federal Parliament and Government, Emmanuel Sfiatko. He will also visit the Ronald MacDonald House charity foundation in Berlin, which hosts sick children and their families, including children from Cyprus. Mrs. Dimitriou will hand over to the foundation, on behalf of the House of Representatives, a symbolic contribution of one thousand euros, as a token of appreciation for the important humanitarian work it carries out.

With information from AMPE

Source: Capital

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