Cyprus President to attend 5th World Holocaust Forum, expected to hold meeting with Israeli PM

The President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by his spouse Andri Anastasiades, departs Tuesday for Israel, where he will attend the 5th World Holocaust Forum, which will take place at the Warsaw Ghetto Square, in Jerusalem, on 23 January, following an official invitation from the President of Israel.

The President is expected to hold on the sidelines of the event a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.

According to a press release issued by the Presidency, more than 40 state leaders, including Presidents and Royals, as well as heads of government and other officials from Europe, North America and Australia are expected to attend the event.

The Forum, Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism, which is under the auspices of the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, is organized by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, in cooperation with Yad Vashem.

During his visit to Israel, the President of the Republic will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the IDC University of Herzliya, a twin city of Pafos, at a special ceremony on the evening of 21 January.

On 22 January, the President of the Republic will go to Jerusalem where he will meet with President Rivlin, at the Presidential Office.

In the evening, President Anastasiades will attend an official dinner hosted by President Rivlin in honor of the heads of state and government attending the Forum.

On 23 January, in the morning, the President of the Republic will hold a meeting with the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, at the Patriarchate.

Later on, the President will attend the Forum, during which he will lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem museum.

During his stay in Jerusalem, President Anastasiades will also hold separate meetings with the President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski, and with the opposition leader of Israel, Blue and White party leader, Benjamin Gantz.

The President of the Republic, who will return to Cyprus on 24 January, will also be accompanied by the Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousios, the Ambassador of the Republic in Israel Thessalia Salina Siambos, the Deputy Director of his Diplomatic Office Helena Mina, and other officials.

Source: Cyprus News Agency