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EU Commissioner for Environment to pay official visit to Cyprus
2006-05-23 16:09:38

Nicosia, May 23 (CNA) - Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for Environment will pay an official visit to Cyprus 25-26 May at the invitation of Cypriot Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Timmy Efthymiou.

During his stay the European Commissioner will be received Friday by Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and hold meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs George Iacovou, municipal authorities, civil society groups and non ? governmental organizations.

On Thursday Dimas will hold talks with Efthmiou in the presence of Cypriot officials on issues of common interest and the implementation of the aquis in Cyprus on environment issues.

On Friday, the European Commissioner will give a lecture on the ?Environmental challenges for Cyprus and the world? at an event organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ombudsman?s office at the Hilton hotel in Nicosia.

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