Remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs about his election as President of Commonwealth Ministerial Group
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, was elected today President of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group which is concerned with the implementation of the principles and values of the member states of the Commonwealth.
In his remarks to reporters, on the sidelines of the last day of the proceedings of the Commonwealth Meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in response to a question about his election to the Presidency of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, said that “the Group is concerned with the implementation of the principles and values of the Commonwealth members. This, I believe, is an honor for Cyprus. I was in this Group during the previous two years, but the upgrading is welcomed, since it is meaningful for Cyprus and for the name of Cyprus.”
Responding to another question, Minister Kasoulides said that “the composition of the members of the Commonwealth represents a microcosm of the composition of the United Nations. The fact that Cyprus was present, it was actively engaged, whereas on several issues it was playing a leading role, the fact that it had contacts, in other words, the development of interpersonal relations, confirms the fact that Cyprus is in very good standing on the international scene. -29.11.2015