The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, is leaving for Estonia tomorrow, Wednesday 27 April, to pay an official visit to Tallinn, accompanied by his wife, Andri Anastasiadis, and members of the Cypriot delegation.
The Cypriot delegation will consist of the government representative, Marios Pelekanos, the Undersecretary to the President, Kyriakos Kousios, the Undersecretary of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Kyriakos Kokkinos and officials.
During his stay in Tallinn, Mr. Anastasiadis, on Thursday, April 28, at 10:00, will be officially received by the President of Estonia, Alar Karis, at the Presidential Palace, where they will attend a private meeting and enlarged talks between the two delegations will follow. Statements will follow.
Among the topics to be discussed during the talks are the current situation in Cyprus and the ongoing Turkish challenges both in the Cypriot EEZ and on the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, bilateral relations, the situation in Ukraine, EU-Turkey relations, energy security, the green and digital transition and immigration.
At 11:45, the Cypriot President will have a meeting with the Mayor of Tallinn, Mihhail Kõlvart, at the City Hall, while at 12:40 he will attend a dinner hosted in his honor by the Speaker of the Estonian Parliament, Jüri Ratas.
In the evening, Mr. Anastasiadis will attend a formal dinner in honor of himself and his wife, the Estonian presidential couple.
On the morning of Friday, April 29, the President of the Republic of Cyprus will have a meeting with the Prime Minister of the country, Kaja Kallas, at the Prime Minister’s Office.
During the meeting, an updated Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between Cyprus and Estonia in the field of digital cooperation, an area in which the Cypriot government attaches particular importance, since much of the “Cyprus-Tomorrow” Plan includes policies for digital transition.
The updated Memorandum, which will be signed by the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister of Estonia, aims to strengthen the efforts of the Cypriot government towards the implementation of reforms in the field of digital transition.
It is noted that the revised Memorandum includes new areas of cooperation and provision of expertise, including on issues of digital transformation and reform of the Population and Social Insurance Archive, development of a framework for cybersecurity and optimization of the project life cycle.
Afterwards, Mr. Anastasiadis and the members of the Cypriot delegation will visit the company, specializing in cyber security, CybExer Technologies.
On the sidelines of the Cypriot President’s visit to Estonia, the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy of Cyprus will have meetings with the Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Luukas IIves and with the Director of the E-Government Academy, Hannes Astokos Of Technology and Telecommunications of Estonia.