Cyprus President to pay an official visit to Lebanon

With bilateral relations, regional matters, EU-Lebanon relations and the latest developments on the Cyprus problem to be at the top of the agenda of discussions, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades leaves today, for Lebanon where he will pay a three-day official visit.

According to a Presidency announcement, on Monday the President will be officially welcomed by the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun with whom they will hold official talks.

Among the issues to be discussed at the talks are the bilateral relations of Cyprus and Lebanon, regional matters, EU-Lebanon relations and the latest developments on the Cyprus problem.

During his stay in Beirut, the President will also meet with the Patriarch of Maronites Bechara Butros Rai, the Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, the Patriarch of Antioch and All East John and the Patriarch of Armenians Aram.

He will also meet with the House Speaker Nabih Berri.

The President of the Republic will also meet with the Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri.

During his visit, the President of the Republic will address a business forum organised by the Chambers of Commerce of Cyprus and Lebanon.

The President, who will be accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides, Energy George Lakkotrypis and the Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides, will return to Cyprus in the evening of 14 June.

Source: Cyprus News Agency