President Nicos Anastasiades will pay an official visit to Israel in November following the invitation of his Israeli counterpart, Isaac Herzog, it was announced on Tuesday.

Government Spokesperson Marios Pelekanos said that Israel had stressed that it will always support the Republic of Cyprus as it has proved to be a firm ally.

Pelekanos said that President Herzog will award Anastasiades the Presidential Medal of Honour, which is the highest Israeli order awarded in exceptional cases, to the true friends of Israel.

Anastasiades has accepted the invitation and during the official visit issues of common interest will be reviewed with the aim to further strengthen bilateral relations, Pelekanos added.