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The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with Commissioner Hahn, in Brussels, 20.01.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, met today with the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Mr Johannes Hahn, in Brussels. Following their meeting, Mr Kasoulides and Commissioner Hahn made statements to the Press, as follows: More..


The Minister of Foreign Affairs participated in the EU Foreign Affairs Council, 19.01.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, participated in the deliberations of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of the EU, held today in Brussels. In the framework of the FAC deliberations, an initial strategic discussion was held on the overall framework of EU – Russia relations, during which the Ministers had the opportunity to exchange views on this issue without, however, making any decisions at this stage. The Ministers also discussed about the issue of addressing global threats of terrorism in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. During a debate on the issue, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs agreed on the need to strengthen operational cooperation between member states, particularly with regard to the “foreign fighters” and addressing rhetorical extremism. In this context, the “28” stressed also the need to strengthen EU’s political dialogue with third countries, particularly with Middle Eastern and North African countries. More..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs to participate in the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU, 17.01.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, will participate in the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU, the proceedings of which will take place in Brussels on January 19, 2015. The discussions of the Council will, inter alia, focus on the EU-Russia relations, the situation in Libya, the EU policies on climate change and the fight against terrorism, in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Mr Kasoulides will also attend a working lunch of the EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs, in the presence of the Arab League Secretary-General, Mr Nabil Elaraby, where they will discuss about Syria, Iraq and the situation in the Middle East. During his stay in Brussels, Mr Kasoulides will hold separate meetings with the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Mr Johannes Hahn, the Leader of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Mr Gianni Pittella, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, Mr Elmar Brok, and the Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and new EU’s Turkey Rapporteur, Mrs Kati Piri. Finally, Mr Kasoulides will hold meetings with the Cypriot Members of the European Parliament for briefing and coordination on a number of issues. The Minister of Foreign Affairs returns to Cyprus on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs concluded his visit to Tehran, 12.01.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, concluded yesterday, 11 January, his two-day official visit to Tehran. During his presence in Tehran, Mr Kasoulides met with his Iranian counterpart, Mr Mohammad Javad Zarif, and he was received by the President of the country, Mr Hassan Rouhani. Also, Mr Kasoulides held separate meetings with the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, Mr Ali Larijani, and the Counselor of the Highest Religious Leader, responsible for foreign affairs issues, Mr Ali Akbar Velayati. More..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs will pay an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, 08.01.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, departs tomorrow, 9 January, for the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he will pay a two-day official visit. During his visit in Tehran, Mr Kasoulides will meet with his Iranian counterpart, Mr Mohammad Javad Zarif, while he will hold separate meetings with the President of Iran, Mr Hassan Rouhani, the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, Mr Ali Larijani, the former President of the country, Mr Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, as well as with the Counselor of the Highest Religious Leader, responsible for foreign affairs issues, Mr Ali Akbar Velayati. Bilateral relations of Cyprus and Iran, the Cyprus problem, regional developments, with special emphasis on Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, ways of combating ISIL, as well as the latest developments in the talks for Iran’s nuclear program, will be, inter alia, discussed during the contacts of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Minister of Foreign Affairs returns to Cyprus on Monday, 12 January 2015.

Announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemning a terrorist attack on a French satirical magazine, 07.01.15
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus condemns today’s terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo”, in which twelve people were killed and five seriously wounded. It is a heinous act of utmost concern to the international community and to all EU member states. Ιt is a reminder that terrorism has no boundaries or geographical limitations. It is an attack against the media and freedom of expression, to which the world community should react. We stand by the French Government in its efforts to effectively address terrorism and bring the perpetrators before justice. We express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and to the French people.

Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs with the members of the Geostrategic Council, 22.12.14
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, met today with the members of the newly-formed Geostrategic Council, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the members of the Geostrategic Council had the opportunity to exchange views on general and specific issues related to the Cyprus problem and the foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus. It was agreed that such meetings will be held periodically with both the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defence, as well as with other officials responsible for security issues of the Republic, for mutual exchange of information and interactive exchange of views on relevant topics.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet with the members of the Geostrategic Council, 19.12.14
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, will have a meeting on 22 December, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the members of the Geostrategic Council. During the meeting, Mr Kasoulides will brief the members of the Council on the priorities of the foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus and views will be exchanged regarding the developments in the region and the role of the Geostrategic Council.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the initiation of a new US policy towards Cuba, 18.12.14
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warmly welcomes the announcement made yesterday by President Obama regarding the initiation of a new US policy towards Cuba, and in particular the declared intention to re-establish diplomatic relations and to open a US Embassy in Havana in the coming months. This long-awaited development marks a turning point in the relations between Cuba and the United States which we hope, will be mutually beneficial to both peoples and countries. The Ministry also welcomes the decision of the Cuban Government to release Alan Gross on humanitarian grounds, as well as Washington’s decision to release the three Cuban prisoners, and in this respect, praises His Holiness Pope Francis for his personal role in securing this outcome as well as the Government of Canada for their role. We hope that these developments will usher in a new era of relations between Cuba and the United States which will, eventually, lead to the lifting of the American embargo.






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