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Greek army chief to pay official visit to Cyprus
2006-04-04 13:36:22

Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - The Chief of the Greek National Defence General Staff, Admiral Panayiotis Hinofotis, will pay an official visit to Cyprus from 9 to 11 April, at the invitation of Cyprus' Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Constantinos Bisbikas.

An official statement said Hinofotis will be received by President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos and will also meet House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias and Minister of Defence Kyriacos Mavronicolas.

The Greek Admiral will visit the Greek Armed Forces (ELDYK) where he will lay a wreath at the war memorial, as well as Makedonitissa Tomb in Nicosia, where army officers and soldiers killed during the 1974 Turkish invasion are buried. He will also visit and lay a wreath at Throni where the late Archbishop Makarios III is laid to rest.

Hinofotis will also visit the Greek Embassy in Nicosia and meet Ambassador Demetrios Rallis.

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