Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis to visit Cyprus

Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis pays an official visit to Cyprus on Thursday and is expected to meet with his Cypriot counterpart, Ionas Nicolaou, to discuss justice matters and to sign a Memorandum of Administrative Cooperation between Greece and Cyprus.

According to an announcement by the Greek Ministry of Justice, distributed by the Greek Embassy in Cyprus, Kontonis will be in Cyprus from June 7 to 10 and will be accompanied by the Ministry’s Human Rights Secretary General, Maria Yannakaki.

The visit takes place upon the invitation of Nicolaou, following his visit to Athens last July.

On Thursday the two Ministers will sign the Memorandum of Administrative Cooperation and will discuss a number of issues, pertaining to administrative justice. In particular they are expected to discuss international protection cases, rehabilitation programs, vocational training for inmates, training for prison guards and human rights issues.

Kontonis will also visit the center for unaccompanied minors and on Saturday, June 9, he will have a tete-a-tete with Andros Kyprianou, the Secretary General of AKEL.

Source: Cyprus News Agency