Greek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visit

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday begins a two-day official visit to Cyprus, his first after assuming office following the elections on July 7.

He will be accompanied by Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. Dendias has said that Mitsotakis’ official visit will send a clear message to Turkey that the violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus is not acceptable.

Mitsotakis arrives Monday morning and will meet President Nicos Anastasiades.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits Cyprus
Cyprus Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides (R) and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (L) review the presidential guard during the welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace, Nicosia, Cyprus 29 July 2019. It is Mitsotakis’ first official trip as Prime Minister since his election on 07 July. EPA-EFE/KATIA CHRISTODOULOU

He will then meet the House President and the leaders of the political parties. On Monday evening he will attend an official dinner hosted at the Presidential Palace.

On Tuesday Mitsotakis will meet Archbishop Chrysostomos. He will then visit the tombs of the heroes who lost their lives during the anti-colonial struggle against the British Rule as well as the Makedonitissa Tomb, the military cemetery were Greek Cypriot and Greek officers and soldiers killed during the invasion are buried.

Mitosakis stands firmly behind reunification of the island. In recent comments remembering the forty-fifth anniversary of the Turkish invasion, Mitosakis pledged to continue the “fight for the reunification of Cyprus”. Migration is expected to be another theme that will be discussed in this visit.


Via The Cyprus Mail

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