July 16, 2018

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, following the bomb attack of the 27th of December in Beirut, 30 December 2013

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the bomb attack which took place in Beirut on the 27th of December, and led [Read more…]

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus for the terrorist attacks at Volgograd, 30 December 2013

In these moments of national grief for the Russian Federation, I express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of all the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place in the city of Volgograd, while conveying the strong solidarity of the Government and people of Cyprus [Read more…]

Address by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, on the occasion of UN Day, 31 October 2013

The United Nations was established as a result of the collective consciousness that emerged immediately after the devastation, the horrors and the chaos of the Second World War. [Read more…]

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the award of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to OPCW, 14 October 2013

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus I wish to warmly congratulate the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for receiving the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. [Read more…]

Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

The Fourth working session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing has started its work today at the United Nations Headquarters and will last until August 15, 2013 with main objective to strengthen the protection of the human rights of older persons. At the opening session, the Representative of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Stelios Makriyiannis, has been elected Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the working group. Mr. Makriyiannis will also moderate the Panel Discussion 2: Update on multilateral processes, which is going to be held on August 13.

For more information please visit http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/fourthsession.shtml


Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, to CNA – 7 June 2013

by Maria Koniotou

Nicosia, June 7 (CNA) – There has been no discussion on a possible return of the Turkish occupied fenced-off town of Famagusta to its legal inhabitants in exchange for allowing direct flights to and from the illegal Tymbou airport, in Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied areas, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has said.

This issue is not under discussion, he told CNA in an interview, adding that the Greek Cypriot side has never raised such an issue. [Read more…]

Remarks of the Secretary of State John Kerry with Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides before their meeting, 9 May 2013

Washington, DC
May 10, 2013

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. It is my great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Kasoulides of Cyprus, and really at an important time. Cyprus is a very good friend of the United States, and I know that Cyprus, as everybody does, has been struggling with very, very deep economic [Read more…]

Statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis

OPCW 11th Regional Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties in Asia

Nicosia, 8 May 2013

Madam Deputy Director General,
Distinguished Representatives of National Authorities
and Members of the Technical Secretariat,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you on behalf of the government of the Republic of Cyprus to the 11th Regional Meeting [Read more…]

Message by the President of the Republic, Mr. Demetris Christofias, on the occasion of the New Year, 31 December, 2012

Fellow compatriots,

In a few hours we welcome the New Year. From the bottom of my heart I wish that 2013 will be better than the year leaving us. I wish personal and family happiness to all and freedom to our country.

Unfortunately, 2012 is characterized in Cyprus and in Europe as well as globally by the aggravation of important economic and social problems. The deepening of the all-round economic and social crisis of the system, that threatens institutions and values with collapse, [Read more…]

Message by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias, 4 December

Fellow countrymen,

In these difficult moments that our country is going through, I turn to you in order to share the pain and worries that possess us all due to the impact of the global economic crisis on our homeland. Beyond, however, the effects of the global crisis and the crisis in the Eurozone, the situation in our country deteriorated mainly due to the action of internal factors. [Read more…]