President Anastasiades meets with French President in Paris, following visits and meetings in Egypt and Israel

President Nicos Anastasiades’ meeting with the French President stands out in the President’s agenda next week, which includes successive visits to Egypt, Israel and France.


According to a written statement by the Director of the President’s Press Office, Andreas Iosif, on Sunday, November 6, President Anastasiades will depart for Egypt to participate in the Climate Summit (COP-27), which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh on November 7 and 8.


As noted, in addition to his intervention during the Summit, President Anastasiades “will present the Cyprus initiative to address climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region, at an event he will co-organise with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the sidelines of the Summit.”


Subsequently, on Wednesday 9 November, President Anastasiades will travel to Israel, at the invitation of the President of the State of Israel, Isaac Herzog, who will present the President of the Republic with the country’s highest honour for his decisive contribution to further deepening the strategic cooperation between Cyprus and Israel.


This, Iosif says, is the 15th honorary distinction that President Anastasiades will receive from Heads of State and Government, while it is recalled that during his recent trip to the Vatican he was decorated by the Prime Minister of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, with the Order of Pope Pius IX.


It is added that in Israel President Anastasiades will also meet with the winner of the recent elections in the country, Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom the President of the Republic had an excellent cooperation during Netanyahu’s term as Prime Minister.


After Israel, the written statement continues, the President of the Republic will pay a working visit to Paris, where “he will have a meeting with the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, with whom he will discuss the Cyprus problem and the current situation, as well as the proposal for the EU to take an initiative, in cooperation with the UN, to restart the Cyprus problem resolution process.”


It is further noted that during his stay in the French capital, President Anastasiades will also participate in the 5th Paris Forum for Peace, where, among other matters, issues related to efforts to maintain international cooperation for the benefit of world peace will be discussed.


Source: Cyprus News Agency