Russian FM arrives to Cyprus on Tuesday

Russian FM arrives to Cyprus on Tuesday

Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov arrives on Tuesday evening to Cyprus, and will hold on Wednesday meetings with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, House President Yiannakis Omirou and Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides.

In an interview with CNA, Lavrov said he looked forward to a series of constructive meetings on a wide range of issues, bilateral and international, as well as the assessment of the implementation process of the issues agreed between the Presidents of the two countries. Furthermore, he expressed certainty that the outcome of his meetings will contribute to the further development of the bilateral relations and to the strengthening of trust in the European continent.

Lavrov expressed his country`s gratitude towards Nicosia`s position of principles after the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey, while, referring to the Cyprus issue, he reiterated Russia`s stance for a viable and just solution, based on the relevant UN Security Council decisions, with full respect of the interests of the two communities on the island.

The police have announced that due to Lavrov`s visit strict security measures will be taken.

Lavrov is expected to leave the island on Wednesday afternoon.