Anastasiades to meet with Merkel today

Anastasiades to meet with Merkel today


Review Hari Stefanatos

As part of his official visit in Berlin, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades is going to have a working lunch with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The lunch is scheduled for 12:10 local time, followed by a jointed press conference.

Among the things in the agenda are the he ongoing UN-led negotiations for a settlement to the Cyprus problem, the role of the EU in the fresh round of talks, the issue of the Confidence Building Measures, as well as the possibility of enhancing the level of economic cooperation between the two countries. In the international level the two leaders are expected to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, more specifically the mediation of the EU sanctions against Russia, which is advocated by both countries.

Also attending the meeting for the cypriot side will be Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides and Cyprus` Ambassador to Germany Minas Hadjimichael.

Georgiades is also scheduled to have a meeting with his German counterpart Wolfgang Shauble, focusing mainly on the on the implementation of Cyprus` €10 billion financial adjustment programme.

(Source CNA)