EP President begins official visit to Cyprus

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani begins on Friday morning his official visit to Cyprus. He is set to be received by President Nicos Anastasiades at 8.50. Satements to the press will follow.

Later Tajani will meet with President of the House of Representatives, Demetris Syllouris. EP President will address the House Plenum and later on will attend an official lunch given in his honour by Cyprus President.

Tajani will also participate in a debate with Cypriot Youths on the future of the European Union.

In a statement yesterday, ahead of his visit, Tajani said that Cyprus has a key role in the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean.

“Since its accession to the EU in 2004, Cyprus is also a protagonist in the change that we need to realise for a Europe closer to its citizens, delivering on citizens` concerns, on migration, employment and climate change”, he added.

He also said that the European Parliament stands with Cyprus and its citizens to reach a solution for reunification in line with the values and principles upon which the European Union is founded.

source: CNA