President Nicos Anastasiades was treated in hospital for high blood pressure after he experienced severe nosebleeds in Brussels, said government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides. After nasal cautarisation, the president has made the choice to stay overnight in hospital.
He will remain under medical observation in a hotel room for the next 48 hours, said the spokesman.
The government's positions on Turkey's most recent provocations in Cyprus seas will be sent in writing to the European People's Party and European Council, and Mr. Anastasiades has been in contact with Herman Rompuy, the European Council president. Meanwhile, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he would represent Mr. Anastasiades at the summit, and a draft declaration calling on Turkey to respect Cyprus' sovereignty has been drawn up.