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Von der Leyen “blocked” descent to Cyprus and meeting with PtD for humanitarian corridor

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    «ΚλεΙδωσε» καθο δο στην Κyπρο και συνΑντηση με Πτ Δ για ανθρωπιστικδιδρομο η Φ&omicron ;ν ντερ Λαιεν

    He will visit together with the President of the Republic infrastructures that are included in some phases of the planning for the creation of a corridor – Statements by the Government Representative on the descent of the President of the European Commission to Cyprus and the maritime aid corridor to Gaza

    The Representative of the President of the European Commission, during a press briefing, announced the visit of Von der Leyen and a meeting with the President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulidis.< /p>

    The Madam President of the European Commission, as mentioned by the Government Spokesperson, will arrive on the island tomorrow evening and will visit the infrastructures that are included in some phases of the planning for the creation of a maritime corridor for the provision of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

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    “Next Friday, the President of the European Commission will visit together with the President of the Republic, the infrastructures that are included in some phases of the planning for the creation of a maritime corridor for the provision of humanitarian aid in Gaza”, said the Government Spokesman Mr. Constantinos Letymiotis today.

    In his statements to journalists, at the Presidential Palace , the Representative when asked about the issue of the creation of the maritime corridor for the provision of humanitarian aid to Gaza, said that “the interest from states in the region and not only, but also from other states, as well as EU member states, strong>and the EU institutions in terms of planning for the sea corridor, with the aim of providing humanitarian aid to Gaza, was increased from the beginning and we have mentioned this repeatedly.

    For this reason, tomorrow evening, the President of the European Commission Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen will visit our country, where on Friday she will visit together with the President of the Republic the infrastructures that are included in some phases of planning. strong>

    To be announced tomorrow a detailed program for Mrs von der Leyen's visit, while tomorrow evening the President of the Republic will host a private dinner in her honor”.

    He added that “what is of particular importance is that the recognition of the added value of a sea corridor for unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid to the civilian population of Gaza is increased and this proves that we can deliver humanitarian aid as soon as possible.

    We as the Republic of Cyprus, recognizing our role as a state of the region, but also as a state with excellent relations with the states of the region, as a member state of the EU, have taken the initiative from the very beginning, presenting a very specific planning with very distinct and carefully planned phases and at this moment, in this period, as you can see from statements abroad, this initiative is being recognized”. issue of the sea corridor, the Spokesperson said that “it is a given that the sea corridor is aimed solely and exclusively at providing humanitarian aid to the civilian population in Gaza. That's been our goal from the beginning, a one-way sea corridor for unhindered humanitarian aid to the civilian population of Gaza in a big, huge humanitarian crisis as it's unfolding. This is the sole and exclusive aim of this initiative”.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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