The Republic of Cyprus celebrates the 62nd anniversary since the declaration of its Independence with a military parade in Nicosia.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will receive the salute of the parade, in the presence of the country`s political, religious and military leadership.
The Greek government will be represented by Minister of National Defence, Nicos Panagiotopoulos, and the head of the Greek Army, General Constantinos Floros.
Earlier on, the President and members of the Cabinet will attend a memorial service by the columns in honour of those who fell resisting a coup d` état engineered by the Greek Junta on July 15, 1974. He will then lay a wreath at the Imprisoned Graves in honour of the 13 fighters of the 1955-1959 liberation struggle (EOKA) against the British rule, who are buried there.
Afterwards he will go to the Presidential Palace, where he will lay a wreath before the statue of Archbishop Makarios III, the first President of the Republic of Cyprus.
The President and the First Lady will also host today a reception for the diplomatic corps.
Source: Cyprus News Agency