Today marked a monumental meeting between Greece and Cyprus, when President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos commented that relations between the two nations are gaining strength.
The Greek President made his remarks during a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. Pavlopoulos arrived on the island this morning, marking his first official trip in his presidential role, that will last two days. Anastasiades received Pavlopoulos and stated that even among great challenges, the greater their alliances will become, as reported by Parikiaki.
President Anastasiades referred to the Greek and Cypriot ties that have been solidified since ancient history and referenced their commonalities regarding culture, language and ethnicity. President Pavlopoulos discussed their similar issues, concerning Cypriot and European matters.
The new Greek President is scheduled to meet House of Representatives President Yiannakis Omirou and Archbishop Chrysostomos II, along with other leading delegates. Tomorrow Pavlopoulos will travel to the Green Line that splits Nicosia between the Greek-Cypriots and the Turkish-Cypriots. Tonight President Anastasiades is hosting President Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Palace for dinner.