Anastasiades: official visit to Jordan, Israel, Palestine

7 November 2015
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President Nicos Anastasiades will pay an official visit to Jordan next week and then head to Israel and Palestine.

According to an official press release, the President, who will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides and the Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides, will have a meeting with the Mayor and the Governor of Ammanon November 10. Later on the same day he will visit the Chamber of Commerce of Amman where he will meet with Jordanian and Cypriot businessmen.

On 11 November, Anastasiades, accompanied by his spouse Andri Anastasiades, will be officially received by King of Jordan Abdullah II and Queen Rania.

Moreover, the President and the King of Jordan will hold a private meeting, which will be followed by expanded talks between the delegations of the two countries.

Among the issues to be discussed in the talks are the Cyprus problem, energy, migration, regional developments and the relations between Jordan and the EU.

The King will then host an official lunch in honour of the President of the Republic.

In the afternoon of the same day, President Anastasiades will meet with the Prime Minister of Jordan Dr. Abdullah Nsour, with whom he will subsequently make statements to the media.

On 12 November, President Anastasiades, accompanied by the Government Spokesman, will travel to Malta, where he will attend the Informal European Council which will convene with the refugee crisis as the main issue.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will continue, on 12 November, contacts in Jordan, with separate meetings with the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the Lower House, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country.

On 13 November, Anastasiades and the Cypriot delegation will be in Jerusalem, where, in the morning, he will meet with the Prime Minister of the country Benjamin Netanyahu.

In the afternoon of the same day, the President, accompanied by the members of the Cypriot delegation, will travel to Ramallah, where he will meet with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

President Anastasiades will return to Cyprus on the 14th of November.

Source: CNA

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