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Spokesman confirms President's visit to Britain
2005-04-13 13:52:37

Nicosia, Apr 13 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides confirmed here today that Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has received an invitation from British Prime Minister Tony Blair to visit London.

Speaking after a Cabinet meeting, the Spokesman said that the invitation was conveyed on 8 April.

''President Papadopoulos does not make public his international engagements and for this reason we were expecting London to make the announcement about the visit,'' he said, adding that the date will be fixed through diplomatic channels.

British Minister for European Affairs Peter Hain told CNA on Tuesday that he was delighted to announce that ''President Papadopoulos has been invited to Britain for an official visit later this year to discuss, on behalf of the Cyprus government, his own views towards promoting peace and a settlement on the island.''

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