On Tuesday, September 8, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will visit the Republic of Cyprus as part of the anniversary of the completion of 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, where they will have a private meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (at 11.00) and will then attend extended consultations with the participation of delegations of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries. As part of their contacts, the two Ministers are expected to review the full range of Cyprus-Russia bilateral relations and exchange views, inter alia, on the Cyprus issue, on the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean in the light of the latest developments, on EU – Russia relations, as well as on regional issues.
Afterwards, Christodoulides and Lavrov will make statements to representatives of the media (at 12.30), after previously signing, in a special ceremony, the Consultation Program between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for the years 2021-20. During the same ceremony, the Protocol amending the Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation for the Avoidance of Double Taxation will be signed by the Minister of Finance Konstantinos Petridis and the Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia Alexey Sazanov.
Finally, after touring the photo exhibition dedicated to the 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries in the atrium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Christodoulidis and Lavrov will attend a working lunch.
It is noted that, earlier in the morning of the same day, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs will be received by the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and will also have a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Dimitris Syllouris./ibna