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The President of the Republic will pay an official visit to Bahrain

The President of the Republic will pay an official visit to Bahrainhe President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, will pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain on 26-29 January. This is the first official visit by a President of the Republic of Cyprus to Bahrain. Τhe President will travel to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia, where he will be on Monday, 26 January, to express his condolences, in person, to the new King and the Royal Family of the country for the passing of the late King of Saudi Arabia. During his visit in Bahrain, the President of the Republic will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, and other officials. In Bahrain, President Anastasiades will hold talks with King Ahmad bin Isa Al Khalifa, with whom he will discuss a number of issues, including, inter alia, regional and international developments, bilateral relations, the Cyprus problem and the fight against terrorism. - 24.01.2015

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The President of the Republic departs for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, will depart for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday, 26 January, where he will express his condolences in person to the new King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Royal Family, for the passing of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The President of the Republic will depart following his meeting, on Monday, with the Council of Leaders of parliamentary parties, at the Presidential Palace. The President will depart from Saudi Arabia for Bahrain, where he will pay an official visit. - 24.01.2015




Written statement by the Government Spokesman, Mr N. Christodoulides, on the assumption of duties by the new King of Saudi Arabia

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, on behalf of the government and the people of Cyprus, conveys his congratulations to His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for his ascension to the throne of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The assumption of the King’s duties comes at a very challenging time for the wider region, due to the great instability brought by prolonged conflicts and the rise of nefarious non-state actors, who aim to destroy norms of international conduct. It is the duty of moderate actors to increase their coordination and efforts in order to tackle these enormous and multifaceted threats effectively. The President of the Republic expresses his satisfaction for the spirit of enhanced cooperation between the Republic of Cyprus and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and he believes that the two countries will work constructively towards this common objective for the mutual benefit of their people. - 24.01.2015




Public Consultation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on humanitarian affairs

Public Consultation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on humanitarian affairsIn view of the participation of the Republic of Cyprus to the Regional Consultation of Budapest in preparation of the World Humanitarian Summit, the third public consultation on the “International Humanitarian Conference: Cyprus’ contribution to the reshaping of the international humanitarian system” was held today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The public consultation was attended, inter alia, by representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations, Cyprus Civil Defense, academics and students from private and public institutions. In his opening remarks, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, stressed the importance of volunteerism in tackling humanitarian needs, considering the human and economic factors as equally significant. According to Minister Kasoulides, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims at enhancing the political dimension of its humanitarian action, at European and international level. Towards this goal, cooperation between state agencies and civil society is of vital importance, especially regarding the forming of the views and positions that Cyprus will present at the upcoming regional consultations as well as at the World Humanitarian Summit. - 23.01.2015

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Written statement by the Government Spokesman, Mr N. Christodoulides, on the meeting of the President of the Republic with the US Secretary of State

he President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, during late noontime today, had a meeting with the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr John Kerry. The meeting, which lasted for 45 minutes, took place on the sidelines of the proceedings of the 45th Conference of the World Economic Forum, in Davos. During the meeting, issues of bilateral interest, as well as the latest developments on the Cyprus problem, with emphasis on the Turkish violations within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus, were discussed. - 23.01.2015

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Written statement by the Government Spokesman Mr Nikos Christodoulides on the passing of the King of Saudi Arabia

On behalf of the people and the government of the Republic of Cyprus, the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades, expresses his deepest condolences for the passing of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah served his people with determination, achieving significant growth and prosperity for his country while, at the same time, addressing regional and international challenges during difficult times. This is undoubtedly a great loss for Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah will long be remembered as a leader who had an extraordinary impact in the modern history of his country. The President of the Republic of Cyprus and its people extend their condolences to the bereaved Royal family of King Abdullah, the government, and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at this time of grief and mourning. - 23.01.2015




The Acting President of the Republic was briefed by the Minister of Energy on the developments with Total

The Acting President of the Republic was briefed by the Minister of Energy on the developments with TotalThe Acting President of the Republic, President of the House of Representatives, Mr Yiannakis L. Omirou, received today the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, who briefed him on the developments regarding Total, licensed on Fields 10 and 11 of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus. In his statements to journalists after the meeting, Mr Omirou, inter alia, said: “I would like to thank the Minister of Energy, who briefed me in detail on the developments as regards to the intentions of Total Company, in relation with the conduction of seismic researches and drillings in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus. I would like to strongly stress that any expectations for the energy resources in Cyprus’ EEZ should be compatible with and confirmed by the actual data. It is known that there are already sufficient energy resources in “Aphrodite” field, enough to cover, for a great period of time, the needs of Cyprus, even with export destination. This is the first. -22.01.2015

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The Acting President of the Republic presided over a meeting of the Council of Ministers

The Acting President of the Republic, Mr Yiannakis Omirou, presided today, at the Presidential Palace, over a meeting of the Council of Ministers. Following the meeting, Mr Omirou told reporters that “before the agenda of the Council of Ministers also discussed was the issue of the unacceptable statement by Britain’s Baroness Minister of State in response to a member of the House of Lords with regard to the so-called direct trade between the occupied areas of Cyprus and member states of the European Union. It was a highly provocative statement which cancels and revokes Britain’s capacity as a guarantor of the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus and clearly violates Resolutions 541 and 550 of the Security Council which, as it is known, were adopted following the illegal declaration of the pseudo-state. -22.01.2015

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Foreign trade statistics, January – October 2014

The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the new monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (by commodity and country)” for January-October 2014. It includes detailed quantity and value data on imports/arrivals and exports/dispatches of domestically produced goods and foreign goods classified by the 6th digit commodity code and by partner country. The monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra E.U Trade Statistics (by commodity and country)” for January – October 2014 is available for download free of charge from the website of the Statistical Service, under the Section “Publications”. -21.01.2015






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