The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, departs tomorrow morning for Athens on a working visit, at the invitation of her Greek counterpart, Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos.
During her two-day visit, Dr Kozakou-Marcoullis will meet Mr Avramopoulos at the Greek Foreign Ministry where on the agenda, among other issues, will be the Cyprus problem, cooperation on bilateral relations, developments in the Southern Neighbourhood, especially Syria, and the next steps of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU, on issues such as enlargement.
After their meeting, the two Foreign Ministers will hold a joint Press conference, which will be followed by a working lunch offered in honour of Dr Kozakou-Marcoullis by her Greek counterpart.
Within the context of her visit, Dr Kozakou-Marcoullis will be received by the President of the Republic, Mr Karolos Papoulias, the Prime Minister, Mr Antonis Samaras, and the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, Mr Evangelos Meimarakis. She will also hold separate meetings with Heads of Parliamentary Committees of the Hellenic Parliament, as well as with the leader of the opposition and president of SYRIZA/EKM parliamentary group, Mr Alexis Tsipras.
During her stay in Athens, the Foreign Minister will give interviews to various Greek media. In addition, she will have a meeting with members of the Cypriot community in Greece and attend a reception hosted in her honor by the Ambassador of Cyprus to Greece, Mr Joseph Joseph, attended by diplomatic missions that are accredited in Nicosia from Athens.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will depart from Athens for Nicosia on the evening of Wednesday, September 12.