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The President of the Republic met with the Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg

The President of the Republic met with the Vice-Governor of St. PetersburgWe seek through the strengthening of the relations between Cyprus and Russia to create the conditions that will allow many areas to have peace and stability, and toward this goal we will cooperate, without paying attention as to who is reacting or may have other concerns, said, today, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, at a meeting he had in St. Petersburg with the Vice-Governor of the city, Mr Alexander Govorunov. At the meeting, held with the participation of the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, the Ambassador of Cyprus to Russia, Mr Yiorgos Kasoulides, and the Consul General of Cyprus in St. Petersburg, Mr Demetris Demetriou, and other officials, the Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg welcomed the President of the Republic, on behalf of the Governor of the city, stating, inter alia, that “our relations are based on brotherhood and mutual understanding. -27.02.2015

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The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pays working visit to Austria

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mr Alexandros N. Zenon, is paying a working visit to Austria, on 26-27 February. During the first day of the visit, Ambassador Zenon held political consultations with the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Ambassador Mr Michael Linhart. During the meeting, bilateral relations between Cyprus and Austria were discussed, as well as the Cyprus problem, the relations of the EU with Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, and regional issues, with emphasis on Syria, Egypt and Western Balkans. Ambassador Zenon will meet today the Third President of the National Council of Austria, Mr Norbert Hofer. -27.02.2015




The President of the Republic gave a press conference to Russian media and foreign correspondents in Moscow

The President of the Republic gave a press conference
to Russian media and foreign correspondents in MoscowThe visit to Moscow has been absolutely successful, said today the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, expressing his full satisfaction with the results of his meetings in Moscow. Speaking at a press conference, which took place at the Russian News Agency TASS in Moscow, where he earlier had lunch with chief editors from the major Russian media, the President of the Republic characterized his visit to Russia as one of his most important visits, and expressed his gratitude for the multifaceted support of the Russian Federation in the efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem, as well as on issues related to the Cyprus economy. Asked to comment on Turkey’s violation in Syria’s territory through the removal of remains, the President of the Republic said that it was not only on this occasion that Turkey has been committing violations, pointing out that Turkey has been violating the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its Exclusive Economic Zone, and for forty years the territorial integrity of Cyprus.- 26.02.2015

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Minister of Foreign Affairs to participate in AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C.

Minister of Foreign Affairs to participate in AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C.The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, departs on 28 February for Washington D.C. to participate in a three-day Policy Conference organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States. Minister Kasoulides will be a keynote speaker at a working dinner, in the presence of National Security Forum participants of the Conference and Washington-based diplomats. He will also meet with AIPAC’s Executive Board Members. During his stay in Washington D.C., the Foreign Minister will meet with Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Mrs Victoria Nuland, as well as with members of the Senate, the Congress and representatives of think tanks and policy institutions. -26.02.2015




Address by the President of the Republic at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations MGIMO

Address by the President of the Republic at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations MGIMO“Some fundamental aspects of Cyprus - Russia relations” - First of all, I would like to thank all of you for being here today and express my gratitude, in particular to Rector Torkunov, for his kind invitation. I have to admit that I am truly moved to be given the opportunity to address such an eclectic audience, at an academic institution that represents the epitome of educational excellence in the field of international relations in the Russian Federation, and proudly holds a plethora of awards and merits, boasting an outstanding record of alumni with pioneering positions in international decision making. I have in the past visited the Russian Federation countless times, either in my capacity as a member of the Parliament and President of the Democratic Rally or on a personal level. However, this time, I am deeply honored that my presence here today is part of my official visit to the Russian Federation upon the kind invitation of President Putin, with whom I have had the pleasure to hold very productive negotiations just yesterday. -26.02.2015

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13 week Treasury Bills, Series No 3 - 2015

The Public Debt Management Office offers for sale through auction Treasury Bills of €200.000.000 with value date the 6th of March 2015 and maturity date the 5th of June 2015. The auction will take place on the 3rd of March 2015, from 8.30 am until 11.30 am. Bids submitted on 3 March 2015 between the hours of 8.30 am –11.30 am will be accepted. Bids submitted before or after the above mentioned period are invalid. The Treasury Bills are zero coupon instruments. The Treasury Bills which will be made available through the auction will be listed for trading in CSE on the 6th of March 2015. -26.02.2015




The President of the Republic and the President of the Russian Federation give Joint Press Conference

The President of the Republic and the President of the Russian Federation give Joint Press ConferenceThe President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and the President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, gave today, in Moscow, a joint press conference. After the opening statements the two Presidents responded to questions posed by journalists. In response to a question on the importance of the defense and energy agreements signed, in view of the sensitivity and prospects of the Eastern Mediterranean region, President Putin said: “As I said earlier, the friendly relations between our countries are not aimed against anyone; our goal is to implement our national objectives for the good of our people, and our cooperation does not harm anyone. Today, you witnessed the signing of many documents concerning defense cooperation. For example, this pertains to our military ships’ entry into Cyprus ports. These are primarily Russian ships participating in international efforts to fight terrorism, international piracy, etc. -25.02.2015

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Opening remarks of the President of the Republic and the President of the Russian Federation at a joint Press Conference

Opening remarks of the President of the Republic
and the President of the Russian Federation
at a joint Press ConferenceThe President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and the President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, gave today a joint Press Conference, in Moscow. In his opening statement President Putin, speaking through an interpreter, said that “our negotiations with the President of the Republic of Cyprus took place in a constructive and positive atmosphere. In August of this year, 55 years will be completed since the day that diplomatic relations were established between our countries. The Russian-Cypriot relations were always friendly and mutually beneficial. Today’s meeting fully confirmed it. The bilateral legal framework numbers more than 40 agreements. A series of new documents were just signed, among them a joint program of action for 2015-2017 that aims, among other things, also to the stimulation of the economic cooperation. We provided a big stabilizing loan of 2.5 billion euro. We responded and restructured the loan with more beneficial terms”. He also referred to the purchase by the Russian side of Eurobonds for a total of 750 billion euro. -25.02.2015

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The Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation signed a number of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding

The Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation signed a number of Agreements and Memoranda of UnderstandingThe President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and the President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, met today at the Presidential Residence in Moscow, where they held private talks, followed by extended consultations of the delegations of the two countries. Following the working lunch, the President of Cyprus and the President of Russia signed the Joint Action Program between the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation for 2015-2017, which constitutes an umbrella document, covering numerous areas of the prolific cooperation between the two countries. In the presence of the two Presidents, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Finance of Cyprus and the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Russia for cooperation in the fields of research and technology. Also, the Protocol of the 8th Cyprus-Russia Intergovernmental Committee for Economic Cooperation was signed, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Defense of the two countries for cooperation in the naval field. -25.02.2015

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The President of the Republic met with the President of the Russian Government

The President of the Republic met with the President of the Russian GovernmentThe President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, met today, in Moscow, with the President of the Russian Government, Mr Dmitry Medvedev. During the meeting, Mr Medvedev said that this August marks 55 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation. Moreover, he referred to his official visit to Cyprus in 2010, during which a significant number of bilateral agreements was signed, and noted that he has “sincere impressions” from that visit. He added that other important agreements between the two countries are expected to be signed today. Besides, Mr Medvedev expressed satisfaction for President Anastasiades’ visit to his and President Putin’s hometown, Saint Petersburg, to be paid tomorrow. On his part, President Anastasiades expressed the gratitude of the Cypriot people for Russia’s principled positions towards the Republic of Cyprus, positions that remain stable since the two countries established diplomatic relations. -25.02.2015

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The President of the Republic meets with the President of the Russian Duma

The President of the Republic meets with the President of the Russian DumaCyprus is the most reliable voice for Russia within the EU, said the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who met today in Moscow with the President of the State Duma, Mr Sergey Naryshkin, in the framework of his official visit to Russia. During the meeting, Mr Naryshkin, speaking through an interpreter, referred to the traditional bonds between Russia and Cyprus and added that “our countries approach various modern international issues in a similar way and they have great cooperation in international organizations. And Russia contributes in this cooperation with its firm position on the Cyprus problem. We hope for the growth of the cooperation between our countries and our Parliaments. We thank our colleagues in Cyprus who support us and who supported a resolution (of the Parliamentary Assembly) of the Council of Europe on the issue of the restrictions of the responsibilities of the Russian delegation.” - 25.02.2015

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