House President completes visit to Kuwait

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris completed his official visit to Kuwait with both sides noting the visit opens up new horizons in the two countries relations.

Syllouris, heading a delegation comprising members of the House Irene Charalambidou (AKEL) Christiana Erotocritou (Democratic Party), Elias Myrianthous (EDEK) and Anna Theologou (Citizens Alliance) was in Kuwait at the invitation of the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly.

On Tuesday, the delegation attended deliberations of the plenary of the Kuwaiti National Assembly chaired by Marzouq Al-Ghanim. The chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, welcoming the Cypriot delegation, said the visit opens up new horizons in the two countries relations, so that they will be further strengthened.

Earlier Wednesday, the entourage was received by Cyprus Honorary Consul in Kuwait for the past 50 years, Fahd Al – Mojil who said he hoped the visit was very successful and will continue the good business and political relations of both countries.

Syllouris praised the Consuls longstanding contribution, noting it has laid the foundations for good cooperation and relations between the two countries and hoped that these will continue and will contribute in all fields of cooperation.

During a meeting with the Kuwait Investment Authority, Syllouris said that the Emir, the Prime Minister and the President of the National Assembly had pledged to promote the Cypriot requests for direct flights between the two countries as well as recognition of Cypriot universities in the country and cooperation on EU programmes on education and research.

Syllouris told the KIAs acting General Director, Farooq Bistaki that during his meetings on Monday “we were assured that they will be very supportive” over our requests and the Prime Minister said he informed the cabinet, especially the ministers of finance and education to promote the issues.

The Cypriot House President said relations between the two countries are based on principles and “the time has come to give them a new impetus by embarking on practical cooperation”, noting the ambassador of Cyprus to Kuwait Bambos Hadzisavas and Kuwaiti Ambassador to Cyprus Waleed A. Al-Kandari are working towards this end.

Syllouris also talked about investments and cooperation with Cypriot businesses and especially Cypriot banks. Bistaki said the issues concerning education and direct flights are being handled by the relevant ministers.

As regards investments, he said the Future Generations Fund which is based in London, is open to proposals by Cypriot businesses or banks.

He noted that every proposal will be given serious consideration.

Syllouris and his entourage return home on Wednesday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency