Overseas Cypriots will meet in Nicosia on Wednesday and Thursday for the 17th meeting of the International Conference of Overseas Cypriots (POMAK-PSEKA).
The conference of the Executive Council of the Organisation of Young Overseas Cypriots (NEPOMAK) will be held at the same time.
President Nicos Anastasiades will declare the conferences open on Wednesady morning.
The opening ceremony will be addressed by House President Yiannakis Omirou, Archbishop Chrysostomos, the Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Affairs of Overseas Cypriots Katy Clerides, the presidents of POMAK, PSEKA, and NEPOMAK, Haris Sophoclides, Philip Christopher and Christos Karaolis respectively, and the Director of the Division of Overseas and Repatriated Cypriots, Marios Ieronymides.
Overseas Cypriots will be briefed on the latest developments in the Cyprus issue by Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides. There will be an update on natural gas related issues from Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, followed by a briefing on economic matters and national solidarity fund by Finance Minister Harris Georgiades.
Anastasiades will brief delegates on the Cyprus problem and host a reception at the Presidential Palace in their honour.
PSEKA is holding a Conference on Thursday, at which Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides and US Ambassador John Koening will deliver speeches.
A news conference will be held on Friday.