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FM Kasoulides to pay state visit to Greece

18/01/2022 16:25

Cyprus Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides, travels on Tuesday evening to Greece where he will pay his first state visit after assuming his duties.

According to a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry, bilateral relations and their further deepening in a broad spectrum of sectors, the Cyprus problem, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and the broader Middle East region, the multilateral schemes of cooperation, as well as other regional and European issues of common interest are expected to be, among others, the focus of the talks which Kasoulides will have with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias.

Kasoulides will have a private meeting with Dendias to be followed by extended deliberations in the presence of officers of the two Foreign Ministers, who will afterwards make statements to the press.

In the framework of his visit, Kasoulides will have separate meetings with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

He will return to Cyprus in the evening of the same day.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.