President Nicos Anastasiades, on an official visit to Ukraine, will meet on Friday with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
After the formal welcoming ceremony, at the Presidential Palace in Kiev, President Anastasiades and President Poroshenko will have a private meeting, to be followed by extended talks between delegations of the two countries.
In the framework of the talks, bilateral agreements and protocols of understanding will be signed between Cyprus and Ukraine. More specifically, a Protocol on the Agreement of Avoidance of Double Taxation, a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation between the State Archives of the two countries, a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Performance as well as an Agreement of Cooperation on Higher Education will be signed.
The President will also address a forum organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine in cooperation with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In the afternoon, he will meet with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s national parliament, Volodymyr Groysman.
The President is accompanied by his spouse, the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, the Deputy Government Spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos, and other officials.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY