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Joint Communiqué after the trilateral meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus-Greece-Egypt, 29.10.14
1. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, H.E. Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Sameh Hassan Shoukry and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus H.E. Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, held a trilateral meeting today, 29 October 2014, in Nicosia. This is the third such meeting between Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the three countries. 2. One of the main purposes of the meeting was to prepare a Cyprus, Egypt and Greece trilateral meeting to take place at Heads of State/Government level on 8 November 2014 in Cairo. 3. Issues of mutual interest, including recent developments on the Cyprus issue, the political transition in Egypt, and the regional impact of the developments in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, ISIL/extremism threat, Libya, Gaza, MEPP) were also discussed. More..

Trilateral meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Egypt and Cyprus, 27.10.14
In the context of the third round of Ministerial Trilateral meetings between Greece, Egypt and Cyprus that were launched on November 2013, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Sameh Hassan Shoukry, and the Minister of Foreign of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, will meet on 29 October, in Nicosia. The meeting in Nicosia is a follow up to the Ministerial meeting that took place in New York last September, in the sidelines of the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations and will serve as a preparatory meeting, in view of the upcoming trilateral Heads of Government summit, which will take place on 8 November in Cairo. The Ministers will discuss, inter alia, possible ways to strengthen the cooperation between the three countries on issues of mutual interest with particular emphasis on security, energy and tourism. Their role and responsibility in contributing to regional stability in the Eastern Mediterranean will also be discussed. The three Ministers will give a Press Conference on Wednesday, 29 October, upon the conclusion of their meeting. Mr Kasoulides will also host a lunch in honour of his counterparts from Greece and Egypt. In addition the Ministers of Foreign Affairs will have separate bilateral meetings, while Mr Venizelos and Mr Shoukry will be received by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades.

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 25.10.14
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus utterly and unequivocally condemns the two latest terrorist attacks against the Egyptian Security personnel in the Sinai peninsula which took place yesterday 24 October 2014, resulting in 33 dead and many wounded. Cyprus condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. There is absolutely no valid justification for terrorism and terrorist acts. We stand in full solidarity with the Government of Egypt in its efforts to effectively tackle the scourge of terrorism and to prevent terrorist groups from impeding the full implementation of the road-map towards a complete democratic transition. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the friendly people of Egypt. We assure them of Cyprus’ full support during these challenging times.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Algeria, 24.10.14
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, completed today his official visit to Algeria. During his stay in Algiers Mr Kasoulides held separate meetings with his Algerian counterpart, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, the Energy Minister, Mr Youcef Yousfi, Minister of Tourism, Mrs Yamina Nouria Zerhouni, the Minister of Trade, Mr Amara Benyounes. He was also received by the Prime Minister, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal. During his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria, Mr Kasoulides thanked him for the principled position of his country in the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The support of friendly countries, said Mr Kasoulides, resulted in preventing the adoption of a relevant resolution that includes references to the so called “TRNC” or/ and to a “Turkish Cypriot State”. More..

Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Algeria, 22.10.14
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, completed his participation in the Councils of Foreign and General Affairs of the European Union in Luxembourg and travels today to Algeria, where he will have a two-day official visit. During his stay in Algiers, Mr Kasoulides will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, with whom he will discuss, inter alia, bilateral relations and ways to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries, the Cyprus problem, energy issues, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as other regional and international issues of common interest. During his visit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will be received by the Prime Minister of Algeria, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal, and will hold separate meetings with the Minister of Energy, Mr Youcef Yousfi, the Minister of Tourism, Ms Nouria Yamina Zerhouni, and the Minister of Trade, Mr Amara Benyounes. Mr Kasoulides returns to Cyprus on Friday, October 24.

Press Release, 21.10.14
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are co-hosting a workshop on «Strengthening the Rule of Law Compliant Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism». The workshop will take place in Nicosia on 22-23 October 2014, with the participation of officials from the public sector and embassies accredited to Cyprus. Ambassador Pantias Eliades, Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will deliver opening remarks. During the workshop, distinguished speakers will examine ways of strengthening the rule of law in effectively combating possible terrorist threats.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs briefs his EU counterparts on the illegal actions of Turkey in the EEZ of Cyprus, 20.10.14
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, who is in Luxembourg to participate in the EU Foreign Affairs Council, had the opportunity to brief his counterparts, in the framework of the Council proceedings, on the illegal actions of Turkey within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus. In particular, in the debate on the role of Turkey with regard to the developments in Iraq and Syria, as a result of the actions of the Islamic State (ISIS), the Minister of Foreign Affairs referred to the Turkish actions within the EEZ of Cyprus. Mr Kasoulides argued that those who are prepared to engage in a fight against the Islamic State should not at the same time seek to implement their own national agenda, which, in fact, is directed against the interests of other members of the coalition. Having praised the heroic resistance of Kurds in Kobane he called upon his counterparts not to leave the city to surrender to jihadists and contemned the role of Turkey in strengthening and financing the Islamic State. Μore..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs participates in the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxemburg, 20.10.14
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, participated in the Foreign Affairs Council held today in Luxembourg. Among other things, the Council discussed the latest developments on the spread of Ebola, actions to tackle the threat of the Islamic State, the situation in Ukraine and the developments in the Middle East. The Minister of Foreign Affairs had also the opportunity to brief his counterparts on the illegal actions of Turkey in the Cyprus EEZ. During the discussion on the developments in the Middle East, the Foreign Minister stated the need to support the efforts of the Government of Egypt to reach a durable cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. Moreover, speaking of the threat of Islamic State in Lebanon and Jordan, which undoubtedly are key countries in the international community's efforts to deal with the actions of the Islamic State, Mr Kasoulides highlighted the need to strengthen cooperation between the EU and these countries, particularly on security and defense issues. More..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs had telephone conversations with his counterparts of Spain and New Zealand, 17.10.14
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, had separate telephone conversations, yesterday evening, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Mr Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, Mr Murray McCully. Mr Kasoulides conveyed his warm congratulations for the election of the two countries as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council representing the Western European and Others Group. It is obvious that the member states of the United Nations voted in favour of countries which uphold the principles of the UN Charter and are qualified to oversee the maintenance of international peace and security, rejecting at the same time those who do not respect the international legal order. Written congratulatory messages will be sent to all the newly-elected members of the UN Security Council.

Working visit of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran, Islamic Republic, of Iran, 14.10.14
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Alexandros N. Zenon, paid a working visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. On 12 October, Mr Zenon had separate meetings with the Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Oceania, Mr Ebrahim Rahimpour, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Arabic and African Affairs, Mr Amir Abdollahian, and the Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and America, Mr Majid Takhtravanchi. He was also received by the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif. In the framework of Mr Zenon’s visit a review of Cyprus-Iran relations took place and a discussion was held on regional matters, with emphasis on the situation in Iraq, Syria and the ‘Islamic State’. The course of talks regarding Iran’s nuclear programme was also discussed. Also, Ambassador Zenon, briefed his interlocutor about the illegal activities of Turkey in the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus.

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 13.10.14
Today, 13 October, 2014, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus and Greece signed the Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Hellenic Republic in relation to their Cooperation in the fields of Search and Rescue. The Agreement confirms the excellent relationship between the two States and provides for the cooperation between the respective competent authorities regarding the response to situations of emergency within the Search and Rescue Regions of the two States, in accordance with the provisions of the 1979 International Convention of the Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) and its Annexes and the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and its Protocols. More..

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pays visit to Iran, 10.10.14
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Alexandros N. Zenon, will pay a working visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran for bilateral political deliberations. On 12 October, Mr Zenon will have separate meetings with the Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Oceania, Mr Ebrahim Rahimpour, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Arabic and African Affairs, Mr Amir Abdollahian, and the Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and America, Mr Majid Takhtravanchi. He will also be received by the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif. In the framework of Mr Zenon’s visit there will be a review of Cyprus-Iran relations and a discussion will be held on regional matters, with emphasis on the situation in Iraq, Syria and the ‘Islamic State’. The course of talks regarding Iran’s nuclear programme will also be discussed.






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