Greek PM in Cyprus on State Visit
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou arrives in Cyprus on Monday on a two-day official visit, during which he will meet President of the Republic Demetris Christofias and address a special session at the House of Representatives.
Papandreou, heading a multi-party delegation, will have a private meeting with Mr. Christofias on Monday, followed by talks with the participation of the respective delegations. The two leaders will then address the press.
Later in the day, he will visit the Enclaved Tombs (graves of Greek Cypriots killed during the anti-colonial struggle against the British in the mid 1950s) and the graves of Greek nationals killed during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
In the evening, Papandreou will have separate meetings with the leaders of parliamentary parties – AKEL Secretary General Andros Kyprianou, President of the Democratic Rally Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Democratic Party Marios Garogian and President of the Social Democrats Movement EDEK Yiannakis Omirou.
The first day of the official visit will end with a state banquet President Christofias will host in honour of Papandreou and his delegation.
On Tuesday, Papandreou will meet separately the leaders of another two parliamentary parties – President of the European Party Demetris Syllouris and the head of the Movement of Environmentalists Ioanna Panayiotou.
The Greek Premier will also talk to the Committee of Relatives of Missing persons and the Committee of Turkish occupied Municipalities.
Papandreou will then see the primate of the Church of Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos II.
He will also have a brief encounter with President of the House of Representatives Marios Garoyian, in the presence of President Christofias, prior to his address to the special House session.
Papandreou leaves at around noon on October 20.