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Bilateral Relations between Cyprus and Lebanon


Cyprus and Lebanon share excellent bilateral relations. Cyprus established its Diplomatic Mission in Beirut in 2002.

H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, concluded a 3 day official visit to Lebanon between 11 and 14 June 2017. The President was accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Mr. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis and the Government Spokesperson Mr. Nikos Christodoulides.

During his visit, President Anastasiades met with H.E. General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, H.E. Mr. Nabih Berri, Speaker of the Parliament and H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers. The President also met with the Patriarch of the Maronites Bechara Boutros Rai, the Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdel - Latif Derian, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X and the Patriarch of the Armenians Aram I. President Anastasiades also addressed a Business Forum organized by the Chambers of Commerce of Cyprus and Beirut and Mount Lebanon.

Before the official visit of President Anastasiades, the then Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, had visited Lebanon between 9 and 10 November 2016, on a joint visit with the Foreign Minister of Greece, the first visit of two EU member states after the election of General Michel Aoun to the Presidency of the Lebanese Republic.

H.E. Mr. Gebran Bassil, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon visited Cyprus in November 2014, following a round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs between Cyprus and Lebanon, held in Beirut in June 2014.

More recently, H.E. Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, paid a working visit to Lebanon on 28 March 2018.

List of the bilateral Treaties between Cyprus and Lebanon can be found here:
http://www.olc.gov.cy/olc/olc.nsf/all/F490FA5F86C85F03C22575D70026B6AC/$file/LEBANON.pdf?openelement .


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