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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the terrorist attack on Egypt’s Prosecutor-General, 30.06.15
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack on Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat, aiming at destabilising the country and spreading violence. We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the assassinated Prosecutor-General and hope for the swift and full recovery of those injured from the attack. We stand in full solidarity with the Egyptian Government in its fight against terrorism and extremism. The Republic of Cyprus reiterates its serious concern over the proliferation of terrorism that threatens peace and stability across our region.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs signed the book of condolences for the passing of Russia’s former Prime Minister, 30.06.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, signed today the book of condolences for the passing of Russia’s former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, at the Russian Embassy in Nicosia. In his message, the Minister of Foreign Affairs wrote: “It is with great sorrow that I was informed of the passing of the former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Primakov. I have good memories of our meetings and cooperation, especially during his tenure and mine as Ministers of Foreign Affairs. He was a very good friend of Cyprus, visiting the island twice a year until recently. On behalf of the Government and the people of Cyprus, I wish to convey my sincere condolences to the Government and the people of the Russian Federation, as well as his family and friends”.

Cyprus new Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt presents credentials, 29.06.15
The new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr Haris Moritsis, presented yesterday, June 28, his credentials to the President of Egypt, Mr Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, during an official ceremony. During the ceremony, the President of Egypt praised the close and historical ties between Cyprus and Egypt, the strong bilateral relations, the common interests of the two countries and their common orientation on regional issues.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait, 26.06.15
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, unequivocally, condemns the heinous terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait that claimed the lives of dozens of people and injured so many others. We express our sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and wish for a speedy recovery of those injured. Cyprus expresses its solidarity and support to the Governments of France, Tunisia and Kuwait. We are all united in the international efforts to combat and effectively tackle the threat of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Minister of Foreign Affairs participated in the EU Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg, 22.06.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, participated in the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of the European Union, held today in Luxembourg. The Council’s agenda included the Energy Diplomacy, in the EU policy framework for Energy Union, and the EU Strategy for Asian issues, with particular emphasis on the strengthening of cooperation ties with China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Ministers also discussed recent developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and the role of the EU. More..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs participates in the EU Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils, 19.06.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, will participate in the deliberations of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), which will be held on Luxembourg on Monday, 22 June. The discussion of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs will hold, inter alia, a strategic debate on Asia and will exchange views on energy diplomacy, as well as the political situation in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In the context of the working lunch of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs with the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, the EU-UN cooperation as regards joint efforts to address current crises. Minister Kasoulides will also participate in the deliberations of the EU General Affairs Council, which will be held on Tuesday, 23 June. The Ministers will conclude preparations for the European Council meeting of 25-26 June. The Council will discuss the better regulation agenda and the action plan for Information Strategy. On the sidelines of his participation in the Councils, Minister Kasoulides will sign with his Latvian counterpart an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Republic of Latvia on the mutual protection of classified information. The Minister of Foreign Affairs returns to Cyprus on Wednesday, 24 June.

The President of the Republic receives the credentials of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 16.06.15
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 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Republic of Cyprus, stationed in Athens, Mr Essam Ibrahim Bait Almal. More..

The President of the Republic receives the credentials of the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 16.06.15
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, stationed in Athens, Mr Fawwaz Al Eitan. More..

The President of the Republic receives the credentials of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain, 16.06.15
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 Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of Cyprus, stationed in Cairo, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa. More..

The President of the Republic receives the credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea, 16.06.15
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 Republic of Guinea to the Republic of Cyprus, stationed in Cairo, Mr Soriba Camara. More..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs pays working visit to Athens, 11.06.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, will travel tomorrow to Athens where he will pay a one-day working visit within the framework of regular contacts and coordination between Cyprus and Greece. Mr Kasoulides will have a tête-à-tête meeting with his Greek counterpart, Mr Nikos Kotzias, to be followed by extensive talks between the delegations of the two countries. Discussions are expected to focus, inter alia, on the Cyprus problem in view of the resumption of the negotiations, energy matters, the tripartite cooperation of the two countries with Egypt and Israel, European actions on the issue of migration, as well as other regional and international issues of mutual interest. After the meeting the two Ministers will make statements to the press, while later on Mr Kasoulides will attend a lunch hosted in his honour by the Greek Foreign Minister. During his stay in Athens, Mr Kasoulides will have meetings with foreign Ambassadors who are accredited to Cyprus and stationed in Athens, whom he will brief on the developments in the Cyprus problem. The Minister of Foreign Affairs returns to Cyprus tomorrow afternoon.

Cyprus’ High Commissioner to New Zealand presented her credentials, 11.06.15
Ambassador Ioanna Malliotis presented her credentials, during a formal ceremony held on 3 June at the Government House in Wellington, to the General-Governor of New Zealand, Lieutenant General The Rt. Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, as the Republic of Cyprus’ High Commissioner to New Zealand, stationed in Canberra. Speaking during the official ceremony, the High Commissioner conveyed President Nicos Anastasiades’ warm greetings and expressed the Cyprus Government and people’s gratitude for New Zealand’s longstanding support during the efforts to reach a just, functional and viable solution of the Cyprus problem. She also informed about the latest developments in the Cyprus problem and the resumption of the peace talks, assuring of the Greek Cypriot side’s willingness and political will for a settlement, which will reunify the island, the people and the institutions and will safeguard the human rights of all Cypriots irrespective of their origin. More..

Cyprus new Ambassador to Albania presents credentials, 08.06.15
The Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Kyriakos Kenevezos, presented on Saturday, June 4, his credentials to the President of Albania, Mr Bujar Nishani, during an official ceremony. A private meeting between Mr Kenevezos and President Nishani followed, during which they reaffirmed the very good level of the relations and cooperation between the two countries and expressed their will for further strengthening these relations in areas of mutual interest. Furthermore, Mr Kenevezos briefed Mr Nishani on the latest developments on the Cyprus problem, focusing on the resumption and the prospects of the negotiations and the course of the Cyprus economy. Finally, the Armenian President thanked Mr Kenevezos for Cyprus’ support on the European perspective of his country and reaffirmed the Ambassador that the bilateral cooperation in financial sector and energy issues will be further developed.

Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to Kuwait and Jordan, 05.06.15
In the context of the regional dimension of Cyprus’ foreign policy, as well as the strengthened relations that Cyprus has established with the countries of the region, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, will be visiting Kuwait and Jordan on 6-9 June 2015. On Saturday, 6 June, Minister Kasoulides will travel to Kuwait, where on Sunday, 7 June, will meet with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country, H.E. Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah. Issues of the agenda of their meeting include, inter alia, the bilateral relations and possible ways of their strengthening, the Cyprus problem, particular aspects of EU-Kuwait relations, the situation in the countries of Eastern Mediterranean with special emphasis on Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the developments regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, as well as the international actions against ISIS. More..

The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with his counterpart of New Zealand, 05.06.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, met today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, Mr Murray McCully. Issues on the agenda included, inter alia, bilateral relations and possible ways to strengthen them, the Cyprus problem, the upcoming Presidency of the UN Security Council by New Zealand in July, issues relating to Commonwealth with special emphasis on CMAG and Maldives, as well as other regional and international issues of common interest. After the conclusion of the talks between the two delegations, the two Ministers held a Press conference. In his statements, Minister Kasoulides welcomed his counterpart of New Zealand, noting that this is the second visit within two years of Foreign Minister McCully, “which demonstrates his keen interest in Cyprus. In particular because New Zealand is now member of the UN Security Council and is dealing with the issues that are in front of the Security Council. More..

Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand to Cyprus, 04.06.15
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, Mr Murray McCully, will be visiting Cyprus tomorrow, 5 June. During his stay in Nicosia he will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides. Minister Kasoulides will have a tete a tete meeting with Mr McCully, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by official talks between the delegations of the two countries. After the conclusion of the talks, the two Ministers will hold a Press conference. Issues on the agenda include, inter alia, the bilateral relations and possible ways for their strengthening, the Cyprus problem, the upcoming Presidency of the UN Security Council by New Zealand in July, issues related to Commonwealth with special emphasis on Maldives, as well as other regional and international issues of common interest. In the context of his visit, New Zealand’s Foreign Minister will be received by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades.

Cyprus new Ambassador to Georgia presents credentials, 28.05.15
The new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Georgia, stationed in Athens, Mr Kyriakos Kenevezos, presented yesterday his credentials to the President of Georgia, Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili, during an official ceremony. A private meeting between Mr Margvelashvili and Mr Kenevezos followed, during which the good level of the relations between the two countries was reaffirmed, and ways for their further enhancement in bilateral and international level were examined. During his presence in Georgia, Ambassador Kenevezos held separate meetings with the Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Gigi Gigiadze, and the State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Mr Davit Bakradze. Mr Kenevezos and his interlocutors had the opportunity to exchange views on and discuss issues of mutual interest. Moreover, Mr Kenevezos briefed his interlocutors on the current phase of the Cyprus issue.

Political Consultations between Cyprus and Italy, 26.05.15
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Alexandros N. Zenon, held today Political Consultations with his Italian counterpart, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic Mr. Michele Valensise. During the Political Consultations bilateral relations between Cyprus and Italy, the Cyprus Problem, the current situation in the broader region of Middle East, counter terrorism, European Agenda on Migration and other international issues of common interest were reviewed. Mr. Valensise was also received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. I. Kasoulides.







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