UK’s former Prime Minister Blair meets President Anastasiades

UK’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair was received by President Nicos Anastasiades at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday.

We had an excellent time with the President said Blair, who is paying a private visit to Cyprus.

We obviously discussed issues concerning Cyprus and the region and also the strong ties between our two countries and the importance of keeping those ties in a very good condition he told the press after the meeting, noting that the Cypriot community is hugely respected in the UK.

He added that they discussed about the challenges and the problems of the region.

We talked about the Cyprus problem and the President expressed his position, obviously the big opportunities for Cyprus at the moment and also the challenges because of the difficult relationships in the region, but we had an opportunity to discuss the Middle East and Europe said Blair.

The former Prime Minister said that he has got some ties with Cyprus as his daughter in law is Cypriot and that he hoped he would visit the island again in the future.

Source: Cyprus News Agency