President Nicos Anastasiades is to receive Athens municipality’s Gold Medal of Honour next week in recognition of his efforts for the reunification of the island, it was announced on Friday.
According to head of the president’s press office, Victoras Papadopoulos, Anastasiades is to travel to Athens to attend the ceremony which will take place on Monday evening.
Athens’ municipal council said their decision to award Anastasiades with the Gold Medal of Honour was “in recognition of his efforts for the peaceful reunification of sister Cyprus for the benefit of the entire Cypriot people.”
It also said it was in recognition of Anastasiades’ “strengthening of the indestructible and inseparable Greek and Cypriot ties, the steadfast defence of the democratic and human values that unite us, his commitment to the vision of a Europe of solidarity, growth and social cohesion and his unwavering commitment to peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and globally based on the principles of international law.”
Athens’ mayor is Kostas Bakoyannis, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ nephew.
The ceremony is to be held at 7.45pm on Monday at the Technopolis City of Athens amphitheatre.