U Commission Vice President Katainen pays Cyprus two-day visit

EU Commission Vice President responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen is paying Cyprus a two-day visit on Sunday and Monday.

Katainen, who arrives in Cyprus today, will be the keynote speaker at a dinner hosted in his honour by Democratic Rally (DISY) President Averof Neophytou, in Nicosia. He is set to hold a joint press conference with Neophytou after having a meeting with him a little earlier.

On Monday morning the European Commission Vice President will be received by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades at the Presidential Palace.

Earlier on he will meet with House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris and will take part in a joint meeting of the parliamentary committees of Finance and EU Affairs.

?he Commissioner will also have separate meetings with Minister of Defence Savvas Angelides and Minister of Finance Harris Georgiades. After his meeting with Georgiades they will hold a joint press conference at the Ministry of Finance.

Katainen will also hold an open citizen’s dialogue on the future of Europe, between 1430 and 1600 hours, at the Hilton.

Source: Cyprus News Agency