December 14, 2017

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…]

Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, at the Berlin Security Conference, 27 November 2012

11th Congress on European Security and Defence, entitled “Europe and its Neighbors – Common Responsibility for a Stable Continent” in Berlin, 27-28 November

Excellences, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to address the opening session of the Berlin Security Conference, and, at the outset, I would like to congratulate and thank the organizers of this important international event, for giving us this opportunity to discuss some significant strategic issues, [Read more…]

Opening remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, at the High-Level Panel Discussion of the Global Civil Society Forum, Nicosia, 23 November

“The World We Want – Global Civil Society Symposium: Food Security and Nutrition inthe Post – 2015 Development Framework”

Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to Cyprus. We are proud that so many guests have travelled from such faraway places to engage on the future of development. I am particularly pleased to welcome participants from Lesotho, Cameroon, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, India, Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel, Armenia, just to name a few. [Read more…]

Announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the illegal declaration of the pseudo-state in the occupied areas of Cyprus

Today’s 29th grievous anniversary of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence of the secessionist entity in the Turkish-occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus, in 1983, demonstrates the continuing rigid intransigence of Turkey as an occupying power to abide by Resolutions 541 (1983) and 550 (1984) [Read more…]

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, November 4, 2012

With regard to the announcement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Turkey (3 November 2012) concerning the second round of licensing in the framework of the policy of the Republic of Cyprus to explore and exploit undersea hydrocarbons, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus emphasizes the following:

It is an inalienable and sovereign right [Read more…]

Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Erato Kozakou-Markoullis at the Conference “Energy Developments, Security and Geostrategic Implications in the Eastern Mediterranean” organized by the European Party of Cyprus and the Institute of European Democrats, Nicosia, October 20, 2012

Distinguished participants,

I would like to begin by thanking the European Party of Cyprus for organizing, together with the Institute of European Democrats, this important Conference, which provides a unique opportunity to address the energy developments and the crucial geo-strategic changes in the Eastern Mediterranean. [Read more…]