Cyprus Mail

President off to London for official visit

PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades will visit London for four days at the invitation of the British government, which will include a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron.

Anastasiades will be accompanied by his wife Andri, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, Energy Minister Giorgos  Lakkotrypis,  Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides  and other officials.

The President is due to arrive in London on Tuesday afternoon and in the evening will speak at a Diaspora event with a dinner in his honor.

On Wednesday, the President and his entourage will attend a breakfast meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

At noon the same day, he will meet Cameron at 10 Downing Street. The meeting will look at issues related to bilateral relations between Cyprus and Britain and ways to further strengthen their relations of the two countries in the broader level of the European Union, Cyprus, economic cooperation and issues in general such as economic and investment and energy topics.

In the evening, the Cypriot delegation will attend a dinner hosted by Britain’s Energy Secretary Michael Fallon.

On Thursday Anastasiades will have a breakfast meeting with members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, and then will speak at an event at University College London on maritime law.

He will also lay a wreath at Westminster Abbey  and Thursday afternoon will speak at an event at the London School of Economics.

On Friday Anastasiades will attend a breakfast meeting with the Lord Mayor of the City of London Fiona Woolf. He will also give interviews to media.

On the sidelines of the visit of the President of the Republic, ministers accompanying him will have separate contacts.

The delegation returns home later on Friday.

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