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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 12-05-19

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] President Christofias to visit Austria
  • [02] Nicosia condemns Turkish threats on EEZ

  • [01] President Christofias to visit Austria

    President of the Republic Demetris Christofias is departing Sunday for an official visit to Austria, accompanied by his spouse Elsi.

    The delegation comprises Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Commerce, Government Spokesman as well as the Director of the President's Diplomatic Office.

    According to an official announcement, President Christofias will be received by the Federal President Heinz Fischer on Monday. The meeting will be followed by talks between delegations of the two countries.

    During the meeting, a Memorandum for the avoidance of double taxation is expected to be signed between the two countries.

    On Monday, the President and his spouse will attend a formal dinner hosted by Austrian President.

    President of the Republic will also meet with the President of the Parliament Barbara Plammer.

    During his visit, President Christofias will also address the Austrian-Cypriot Economic Forum to take place Tuesday. He will also hold a meeting with the Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vienna Mayor.

    The President will also visit the National Library where documents on Cyprus are exhibited.

    President Christofias will then travel to Brussels for the European Council to take place next Wednesday.

    He will return to Cyprus on Thursday.

    [02] Nicosia condemns Turkish threats on EEZ

    Cyprus Government will pursue its plans as regards the second licensing round for hydrocarbons in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) despite the threats and the aggressive stance shown by Ankara, the President of the Republic Demetris Christofias said on Friday.

    Speaking during the opening ceremony of the 37th Cyprus International State Fair in Nicosia, the President said that the strong interest shown by international bidders during the second licensing round has drawn an aggressive response by Ankara. He assured however that "we will continue our course, for the interest of the people of Cyprus".

    President Christofias underlined that the discovery of hydrocarbons in Cyprus' EEZ has opened new horizons for growth in many sectors and has strengthen the county's geostrategic role in Europe and internationally.

    "This is a reality, despite the extreme and aggressive stance of Ankara and we will courageously continue with our planning, having in mind that we are an EU and UN member state, a peaceful state that aspires to create conditions for friendship, peace and wealth for all its citizens", he stressed.


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