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President Papadopoulos to visit Belgium and Italy
2004-11-01 10:34:58

Nicosia, Nov 1 (CNA) -- Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos leaves for Brussels on November 3, to attend the EU summit that will deal with financial matters, the Lisbon programme and the competitiveness of the European economy. He is also scheduled to visit Italy later this month.

Announcing the President's trips, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said the Brussels summit would furthermore deal with issues concerning the EU's communication with its citizens, and the situation in Iraq, the Middle East and Sudan.

The summit will also discuss the composition of the European Commission, after the withdrawal of the Commissioner proposed by Italy from the list of persons drafted by new Commission President Josep Manuel Barrosso.

President Papadopoulos will be in Italy from November 18 to 20.

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