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Cyprus President to pay official visit to Hungary
2005-02-03 11:51:07

Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos will pay an official visit to Hungary between 6 - 8 February, at the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart Ferenc Madl.

According to his programme, the Cypriot President arrives in Hungary via Austria on Sunday.

On Monday, President Papadopoulos will have a private meeting with Madl at the Sandor Palace and then delegations from both sides will hold talks.

After statements to the press, Papadopoulos will meet the Speaker of the House of the Nation Dr. Slizi Katalin.

President Papadopoulos and his entourage will meet Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany and in the afternoon will have separate meetings with President of the Committee on European Intergration Affairs Matyas Eorsi, Hungary’s President at the Interparliamentary Union Gabor Hars and members of the Hungarian-Greek IPU Friendship Group.

On Tuesday, the Cypriot President will lay a wreath at the Heroes Square and meet Budapest Mayor Gabor Demszky who will hand him the key to the city.

Before leaving for Cyprus via Athens, President Papadopoulos will meet the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Szolt Nemeth.

He will be accompanied by Foreign Minister George Iacovou who will meet on Monday his Hungarian counterpart Ferenc Somogyi, and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism George Lillikas who will meet Minister of Economic Affairs and Transport Janos Koka.

Cypriot businesspeople will also accompany the President to his Budapest trip.

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