President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, departs today October 22, in the evening, for Moscow, where, following an invitation by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, he will pay a two-day working visit.
President Anastasiades, who will be accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides, Finance Harris Georgiades, Transport Marios Demetriades, and the Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides, will meet with the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitri Medvedev on 23 October and with President Putin on 24 October.
Among the issues to be discussed during these meetings are the bilateral relations between Cyprus and Russia, the developments on the Cyprus problem, the EU-Russia relations, as well as regional and international matters.
In the framework of President Anastasiades’ meeting with President Putin a number of bilateral agreements and memoranda of cooperation will be signed, among other, in the fields of Merchant Shipping, Transport and Communication, as well as in the field of the Economy.
During his stay in the Russian capital President Anastasiades will attend a dinner with Russian businessmen organised by CIPA, and will also give a press conference to Russian Media, at the Tass News Agency.
The President of the Republic will return to Cyprus on 24 October./IBNA