The latest developments, as unfolding in the last 24 hours after the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, but also the important geostrategic role of Cyprus in the wider Eastern Mediterranean region will be on the agenda of the contacts that the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis will have next week.
According to a written statement by the Director of the Press Office of the President of the Republic, Andrea Joseph, tomorrow, Monday, President Anastasiadis will pay a scheduled official visit to Saudi Arabia, while next Wednesday he will receive Islaros in Lefkosia. President Isaac Herzog.
The role of Cyprus in the international political scene as a member of the European Union, its efforts to promote international legitimacy and the initiatives it is developing in this direction will be discussed at the meetings of President Anastasiadis, who will also inform about its provocative actions. Turkey in the region, for the efforts made by our side to restart the negotiation process and for the Confidence Building Measures it has proposed to assist the whole process, is added.
On March 1, President Anastasiadis will be in Saudi Arabia. Cyprus and Saudi Arabia are reportedly looking forward to further developing their already close ties. The Republic of Cyprus and Saudi Arabia, he added, are strengthening their bilateral relations, especially in the areas of foreign policy, security, energy and environment, tourism, trade and investment.
On March 2, Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay a visit to Cyprus. According to the announcement, the importance of the Israeli President's visit is given due to the close cooperation that Cyprus has with Israel. The two leaders are expected to review the excellent relationship and co-operation between Cyprus and Israel, both bilaterally and trilaterally.
Furthermore, current developments at international level and in the Eastern Mediterranean, energy sector and the Cyprus issue, are expected to be at the center of the consultations of the two parties.
Important, as mentioned, are the meetings of the Council of Ministers next Thursday morning, but also of the National Council in the afternoon of the same day. The President's proposal for Confidence-Building Measures, as well as the efforts to curb Turkish intransigence in order to restart the negotiations for the settlement of the Cyprus problem will be discussed at the meeting with the leaders of the political parties.
Source : ΚΥΠΕ