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Christodoulides to hold talks with Austrian minister

Closet candidate: Nikos Christodoulides

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will hold on Thursday a meeting with Austria’s minister for the EU and constitution, Karoline Edtstadler who is on a working visit to Cyprus.

The two Ministers are expected to exchange views on issues pertaining to the preparation of the forthcoming EU General Affairs Council to be held later this month, focusing on the priorities set by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, on the continuous coordination between Member States with a view to more effectively managing the pandemic, on EU relations with third countries, including Turkey, as well as on issues of special interest such as migration, enlargement and the conference on the future of Europe.

Christodoulides will use the opportunity to brief the Austrian Minister on the latest developments on the Cyprus question and in the broader region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

At the end of the meeting Christodoulides will sign on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus the Alpbach Declaration for the Future of Europe, which has already been signed by Austria, Ireland, Greece, Hungary, and Spain.

The declaration highlights the necessity for cooperation and dialogue to ensure that the EU has a successful future.

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