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First Cyprus-Greece intergovernmental summit being held in Athens

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President Nikos Christodoulides and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis [Photo source: CNA]

The first Cyprus-Greece intergovernmental summit is being held in Athens on Friday aimed at bilateral cooperation and coordination between the two countries and the exchange of best practices.

Nine ministers and deputy ministers will hold meetings with their Greek counterparts during the event which is being chaired by President Nikos Christodoulides and the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

On Friday morning the respective ministry heads will meet in the presence of officials to draw up targets and timetables on matters relating to their portfolios.

Among the issues expected to be discussed are immigration, civil protection, defense cooperation, energy planning, and further collaboration in education, health, culture and shipping, as well as best practices in the coordination of government work.

Upon the conclusion of the meeting at noon the plenary session will be held during which issues discussed will be subject to final decisions. This will be followed by statements from the president and the Greek prime minister.

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