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Cyprus takes over Council of Europe chair on Tuesday

Cyprus officially takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers Council of Europe, on Tuesday in Strasbourg.

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, who has departed for Strasbourg, will have separate meetings with Council of Europe`s Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and European Court of Human Rights President Guido Raimondi, an official statement said.

Kasoulides is set to take part in the opening of an exhibition entitled “Crisis – Challenge”, at the building of the Council of Europe as well as in another two cultural events during which a tram in the colours of Cyprus will be inaugurated at the Droiots de l` Homme station and will then go to the “Place de la République” where, as per tradition for all countries acceding to the Chairmanship, the flag of Cyprus will be raised and he will address the event.

He returns to Cyprus on Thursday.

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