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Cyprus President arrives in Moscow for working visit
2006-01-20 14:58:53

by Maria Antouna

Moscow, Jan 20 (CNA) -- President of the Republic of Cyprus Tassos Papadopoulos, heading a numerous delegation, arrived this afternoon to Moscow, for a working visit.

During his stay to the Russian capital, President Papadopoulos will hold talks with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Boris Grizlov and Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov.

He will also meet the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexiy II, who will honor him and other distinguished personalities during a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

President Papadopoulos will meet with the President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Yevgeniy Primakov, with the participation of Russian and Cypriot businessmen who will be accompanying him.

The President is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs George Iacovou, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and Government Spokesman George Lillikas, Special Advisor Chrisis Pantelides, other officials and a large number of Cypriot businessmen.

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