US Secretary of State in Nicosia for contacts

US Secretary of State in Nicosia for contacts

The US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives on Thursday in Nicosia for a series of meetings.

Kerry will be received by President Nicos Anastasiades and have talks with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides in the afternoon. Later on he is expected to make a statement to the press at the Fulbright Center in Nicosia.

Later in the evening the US State Secretary will attend a dinner hosted by Lisa Buttenheim, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus and Head of the UN Mission. President Anastasiades, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide will also be present at the dinner.

Kerry is set to meet with Mustafa Akinci in early evening.

Tommorrow he is flying to Athens to discuss bilateral and regional issues.