Foreign Minister continues contacts in New York

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, continued his contacts yesterday in New York on the sidelines of the President of the Republic’s participation in the UN General Assembly.

Specifically, Minister Kasoulides had a meeting with his British counterpart, Mr Boris Johnson. During the meeting the two interlocutors discussed the present situation vis-A�-vis the Cyprus problem as well as developments at the EU level as they unfold after the recent referendum in Britain in favour of the country’s exit from the Union.

Mr Kasoulides also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon, Mr Gebran Bassil, with whom he reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional developments.

Moreover, he held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr ThorbjA�rn Jagland, during which they exchanged views regarding the priorities and actions of the forthcoming Cyprus Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Mr Kasoulides also met with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Ms Patricia Scotland, with whom he discussed issues pertaining to the daily agenda of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, which will convene next Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Lastly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs had a meeting with the Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Mr Falah Mustafa Bakir, with whom he discussed regional developments.

In addition, on Tuesday, 20 September, Mr Kasoulides held meetings with, inter alia, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Mr Murray McCully, the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean Mr Fsijilmassi Fathallah Sijilmassi, and Montenegro’s Chief Negotiator for the country’s accession to the EU, Mr Aleksandar Andrija Pejovi?.

Source: Press and Information Office.