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Cyprus President meets new European Commission President
2004-10-15 15:29:36

CNA - NICOSIA-Cyprus - 15/10/2004 10:19:05

Nicosia, Oct 15 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos was having talks here today with European Commission President designate Jose Manuel Barroso.

A red carpet was laid at the Presidential Palace entrance where President Papadopoulos welcomed Barroso.

The Cypriot delegation at the talks comprises Foreign Minister George Iacovou, Director of the President's Diplomatic Office, Ambassador Tassos Tzionis, and Permanent Representative to the EU, Ambassador Nicolas Emiliou.

Head of the European Commission in Cyprus Andriaan van der Meer and member of the Transition Team Jonas Condomines Beraud also attend the talks on behalf of the EU.

After the talks Papadopoulos and Barroso will make statements to the press.

Barroso will leave Cyprus later today.

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