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Anastasiades in Tbilisi on two-day official visit

President Nicos Anastasiades with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili

President Nicos Anastasiades is in Georgia on a two-day official visit, the first ever by a Cypriot president.

During the visit, he is meeting with his counterpart, the Prime Minister and the Chairperson of Parliament.

According to an announcement from the Presidency, Anastasiades, accompanied by his spouse and the members of the Cypriot delegation, arrived Tuesday night in Tbilisi where he was welcomed by the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Kobulia.

The Cypriot delegation comprises Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromos, Ambassador of the Republic to Georgia, based in Athens, Kyriakos Kenevezos and other officials.

On Wednesday, the President was officially welcomed by the President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili at the Presidential Palace which was being followed by a tete-a-tete meeting and consultations between the delegations of the two countries. Bilateral relations, the Cyprus issue, EU-Georgia relations are on the agenda of the talks. The two sides are expected to sign bilateral agreements and then the two Presidents will make statements to the press.

He will later visit Heroes Square, where he will lay a wreath at the Monument of Fallen Soldiers.

Anastasiades will then have a meeting with Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, who will later host an official lunch in his honour.

In the afternoon, he will have a meeting with Georgian Parliament Chairperson Irakli Kobakhidze and in the evening he will attend an official dinner in his honour hosted by the President of Georgia.

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