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President of European Parliament to visit Cyprus
2005-09-26 16:10:08

Nicosia, Sep 26 (CNA) --- President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell Fontelles will visit Cyprus 3 - 9 October, 2005.

According to the preliminary program of his visit here, Borrell will be received by President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos and will meet with President of the House of Representatives Demetris Christofias. He will also hold meetings, among others, with Minister of Foreign Affairs George Iacovou and political leaders.

Borrell, who will be accompanied by a ten member delegation, arrives to Cyprus on October 3rd. On Tuesday he will be received by President Papadopoulos.

He will also meet with House President Christofias and hold a meeting with the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on European Affairs Nicos Kleanthous, Committee Members and Cypriot Members of the European Parliament.

On Tuesday afternoon he will address the House of Representatives. On Wednesday he will meet with Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Cyprus Zbigniew Wlosowicz and visit the UN Buffer Zone.

On Thursday, 6 October, Borrell will hold a series of separate meetings with left wing party AKEL Parliamentary Representative Nicos Katsourides, President of the opposition Democratic Rally Party Nicos Anastasiades, Deputy Chairman of ruling Democratic Party Nicos Kleanthous and Chairman of the Social Democratic Movement EDEK Yiannakis Omirou.

He will also meet with Foreign Minister Iacovou and hold a press conference for both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot media.

President of the European Parliament leaves Cyprus Sunday, 9 October, 2005.

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