The President Prokopis Pavlopoulos is scheduled to travel to Cyprus today, where he is scheduled to meet with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Anastasiadis. This will be the first State visit of Mr. Pavlopoulos since being elected President.
Mr. Pavlopoulos, who is being accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias and a number of diplomats, will arrive in Larnaka around 9am and will be received by the Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Yannis Kasoulidis. After their discussion, President Anastasiadis will bestow the Greek President with a medal, followed by a press conference.
In the evening Mr. Pavlopoulos will meet the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos and will later address the Cypriot Parliament. The European University of Cyprus will award him with an honorary doctorate. President Anastasiadis has arranged an official banquet in the Greek President’s honor.
On Tuesday President Pavlopoulos will go on a short tour of the cease fire line, accompanied by the Mayor of Nicosia. He will later receive the presidents of the committees of missing persons, occupied municipalities, the Pancypriot union of refugees, the council of historical memory of the EOKA struggle and more. Prior to his departure, Mr. Pavlopoulos will also visit the army base where the permanent Greek military force (ELDYK) is stationed.