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The President of the Republic receives the credentials of the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 30.08.16
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received today, at a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace, the credentials of the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Mohamad Sharari El-Bakhit El-Fayez. More..

The President of the Republic receives the credentials of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, 30.08.16
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received today, at a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace, the credentials of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Xingyuan Huang. More..

The Ambassador of Cyprus to the Kingdom of Thailand presented his credentials, 29.08.16
At a special ceremony that took place on 18 August at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, Mr. Demetrios A. Theophylactou presented his credentials to his Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, as new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Kingdom of Thailand, based in New Delhi. The Cyprus Ambassador conveyed to his Royal Highness warm wishes on behalf of the President of the Republic and the people of Cyprus for personal health and for the prosperity of his people. In turn, his Royal Highness the Prince welcomed the new Ambassador of Cyprus and extended his personal good wishes to the President of the Republic and for peace and security in Cyprus. He said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1980, bilateral cooperation has been steadily growing in all sectors and that he looked forward to further enhancing relations between Cyprus and Thailand, both at the bilateral and multilateral level. More..

Foreign Minister concludes visit to Cairo, 09.08.16
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, concluded on Tuesday 9 August his two-day working visit to Cairo with separate meetings with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Prime Minister of the country, Mr Sherif Ismael, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sameh Shoukry. At his meeting with the Egyptian President, Minister Kasoulides conveyed President Anastasiades’ message for the practical implementation of cooperation projects between the two countries. Mr Kasoulides briefed President al-Sisi on the ongoing negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem and reaffirmed the excellent relations Cyprus and Egypt enjoy on bilateral and regional level. Minister Kasoulides and President al-Sisi also discussed security, energy and investment issues and defined the course of cooperation based on the decisions taken during the trilateral High Level Summit amongst Cyprus, Egypt and Greece, held last December. More..

Fostering bilateral relations, among the topics the Minister of Foreign Affairs discussed with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, 09.08.16
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, held a meeting on Tuesday August 9, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Mr Shameh Shoukry, in the context of his two-day working visit to Cairo. During the deliberations with the Egyptian Minister, bilateral relations were reviewed with the aim of promoting projects of mutual interest and further implementing bilateral agreements on a wide range of sectors, such as energy, agriculture, defence and security, and investments. The two Foreign Ministers further reviewed the preparations for the Egypt-Greece-Cyprus Trilateral Summit, which will take place in Egypt in October, and exchanged views on regional matters and the EU-Egypt relations. In addition, Mr Kasoulides briefed his Egyptian counterpart on the course of the ongoing negotiations for a Cyprus settlement, especially as Egypt holds a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for the 2016-2017 term. More..

Foreign Minister holds contacts in Cairo, 08.08.16
In the context of his two-day working visit to Cairo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, had today separate meetings with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Mr Ahmed Gheit, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Egypt, Dr. Ali Abdel Aal, and the Minister of Military Production, General Mohammed Al Assar. At the meeting with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Minister Kasoulides had the opportunity to brief Mr Gheit on the course of the negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem and, then, views were exchanged on regional issues, with special emphasis on the Middle East Peace Process. Moreover, ways were discussed for further enhancing the relations between Cyprus and the Arab countries, as well as the strategic dialogue between the European Union and the Arab League. More..

Press Release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 05.08.16
The Foreign Ministry expresses its great concern on the humanitarian situation in the town of Aleppo created by new military developments on the ground. We join the statement of HR Mogherini and Commissioner Stylianides on the matter. An immediate access to humanitarian aid, medical aid and ensuring evacuations on medical grounds is warranted. Initiatives for a humanitarian pause is a good first step and Cyprus hopes in a concerted effort by all stakeholders, in achieving these humanitarian goals.

Minister of Foreign Affairs to travel to Cairo, 05.08.16
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, will travel to Cairo on Sunday, 7 August, for a two-day working visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt. During the visit Mr Kasoulides will hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart and will be received by the country’s political leadership. During the deliberations with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sameh Shoukry, bilateral relations will be reviewed with the aim of promoting projects of mutual interest and further implementing bilateral Agreements on a wide spectrum of sectors, such as, inter alia, energy, agriculture, defence and security, and investments. The two Foreign Ministers will also review the preparations for the Egypt-Greece-Cyprus Trilateral Summit, which will take place in Egypt in October, and exchange views on regional matters and EU-Egypt relations. In addition, Mr Kasoulides will brief his Egyptian counterpart on the course of the ongoing negotiations for a Cyprus settlement, especially as Egypt is a member of the UN Security Council for the period 2016-2017. Foreign Minister Kasoulides will also have a meeting with the newly-elected Secretary-General of the Arab League, Mr Ahmed Aboul Gheit, with whom he will discuss the EU’s relations with the Arab League as well as other issues of mutual interest. Mr Kasoulides returns to Cyprus on Tuesday, 9 August.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release on yesterday’s statements by the Spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, 03.08.16
Yesterday's statements by the Spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, concerning the third licensing round and Block 6 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone constitute a repetition of the familiar, unacceptable and legally unfounded position of Turkey and an expression of provocative and destabilizing attitude. The Republic of Cyprus, member of the United Nations and the European Union, fully exercises, as any other member state of the international community, all its sovereign rights under international law, including its sovereign rights over its Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf, as those rights are provided for by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Republic of Cyprus is determined to protect these sovereign rights by using all means provided by international law. If Turkey disputes these rights it can peacefully make use of the available international dispute-settlement mechanisms. More..

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Scholarships Awarded by the Republic of Cyprus to Syrian Refugees for Postgraduate Studies at Cypriot Universities for the Academic Year 2016/17, 03.08.16
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, announces a number of scholarships awarded to Syrian refugees, temporary residing in Lebanon and Jordan, regarding postgraduate studies in selected English-speaking programs offered by the University of Cyprus and the University of Nicosia and Neapolis University Pafos for the academic year 2016/17. Applicants must be of Syrian nationality and reside in Jordan or Lebanon. Holders of previously attained post-graduate Degrees are not eligible for the Scholarship. More..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with his Jordanian counterpart, 29.07.16
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, met today, in Lefkosia, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mr Nasser Judeh, who is paying an official visit to Cyprus, at the invitation of Minister Kasoulides. The two Ministers had a private meeting, followed by a working lunch, during which they discussed issues of bilateral interest, regional matters and the relations of Jordan with the EU. Also, issues related to Cyprus-Greece-Jordan cooperation were discussed. Mr Judeh also addressed the annual Conference of the Heads of Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Cyprus, focusing on the political developments in the region and the security challenges. More..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will pay an official visit to Cyprus, 28.07.16
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mr Nasser Judeh, will pay an official visit to Cyprus on Friday, 29 July 2016, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides. During the visit, issues of bilateral interest, regional matters and the relations of Jordan with the European Union will be examined. Also, issues related to the tripartite cooperation of Cyprus, Greece and Jordan, in light of the first meeting of the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the three countries, held on 11 April 2016, in Lefkosia. Then, the Jordanian Foreign Minister will address the annual Meeting of the Heads of Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Cyprus, focusing on the political developments in the region and the security challenges.

Overseas Cypriots reiterated their commitment to continue the struggle abroad for a solution to the Cyprus problem - Press conference by the Presidents of the overseas organizations POMAK, PSEKA and NEPOMAK, 28.07.16
The Presidents of the overseas organizations held today, July 28, a press conference at the “Filoxenia” Conference Center, in Nicosia, on the occasion of the conclusion of the 26th Session of the Central Council of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots – International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (POMAK-PSEKA) and the 8th World Conference of Young Overseas Cypriots (NEPOMAK). The President of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots (POMAK), Mr Andreas Papaevripides, the President of the International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (PSEKA), Mr Philip Christopher and the President of the World Conference of Young Overseas Cypriots (NEPOMAK), Mrs Antonia Michaelides, participated in the press conference, held jointly with the Division of Overseas and Repatriated Cypriots of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the presence of the Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian and Overseas Affairs, Mr Photis Photiou, who thanked the delegates for their continuous support on all the issues related to Cyprus. More..

Overseas Cypriots Conference wraps up deliberations, 28.07.16
The 26th Session of the Central Council of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots – International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (POMAK-PSEKA) and the 8th World Conference of Young Overseas Cypriots (NEPOMAK) wrapped up deliberations today, July 28, at the “Filoxenia” Conference Center, in Nicosia. During the morning meeting, the President of the Pancyprian Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (PSEKA), Mr Philip Christopher, presented the actions of the Committee during the outgoing year. Further, the delegates were updated on the actions of the Cyprus American Archeological Research Institute (CAARI) and were addressed by the President of the National Coordinated Effort of Hellenes (CEH), Mr Andy Manatos, the Ambassador of the United States of America in Cyprus, Mrs Kathleen Ann Doherty, and representatives from the United Kingdom, Egypt and Israel. More..

The deliberations of the Overseas Cypriots Conference continue 27.07.16
The 26th Session of the Central Council of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots – International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (POMAK-PSEKA) continued this morning at “Filoxenia” Conference Center, in Nicosia, with the presentation of the report for the outgoing year by the President of POMAK, Mr Andreas Papaevripides. During the meeting of the Central Council, the financial review and the Report of the audit committee were presented, while the actions of the Federations, as well as ways for further cooperation, were examined. The overseas organizations had the opportunity to present their actions in their countries of residence and to submit suggestions for better coordination on issues, such as the enlightenment on the Cyprus problem, the economic crisis and issues of expatriates. More..

National Security Strategy, 01.02.16
The Minister of Foreign Affairs has been mandated by the Council of Ministers to elaborate, in cooperation with the Ministers of Defence and Justice and Public Order, the National Security Strategy of the Republic of Cyprus for a five year period, commencing January 2017. The rapid transformation of the international strategic and geopolitical environment has significantly affected the security situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The Government has decided to proceed with the elaboration of a National Security Strategy so that the Republic of Cyprus will be in a position to adequately address the challenges of the new security environment, for the protection of its vital interests and of all Cypriot citizens. More..




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