The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, met tonight 18 October 2016, with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Mr Enda Kenny, at the Office of the Prime Minister in Dublin.
President Anastasiades was accompanied by the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides and the members of the Cyprus delegation.
Upon his arrival at the Office of the Prime Minister, the President of the Republic signed the official Guest Book and wrote the following:
“I hope that this state visit will further enhance the already excellent ties Cyprus and Ireland enjoy to the benefit of our peoples, as well as to the benefit of the European Union in which we both belong. May our cooperation, based on friendship and mutual respect, continue to grow in the years to come”.
Then the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister of Ireland held talks that lasted for about an hour.
The talks dealt with issues concerning the latest developments on the Cyprus problem, bilateral relations and regional issues, issues that concern the EU such as Brexit and the Future of Europe, the refugee issue, as well as the situation in Syria.
During the meeting the establishment of a Working Group between Cyprus and Ireland was agreed, which will examine the consequences of the exit of the United Kingdom from the EU.
Source: Press and Information Office.