Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, is paying an official two-day state visit to Bulgaria, accompanied by his spouse Andri Anastasiades.
According to a press release issued by the Presidency, Anastasiades will be officially received on Tuesday morning by the President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, at the Alexander Nevsky square, where he will lay a wreath at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier.
Afterward, he will visit the Presidency building where he will attend a tete-a-tete meeting with President Radev, to be followed by expanded talks of the two countries’ delegations.
Following that the President will have a meeting with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov at the latter’s office.
The President will attend on Tuesday evening an official dinner hosted in his honor by his Bulgarian counterpart.
On Wednesday, President Anastasiades will address a Bulgaria-Cyprus business forum, in the framework of which the Commerce and Industrial Chambers of Cyprus and Bulgaria, as well as the Business Associations of the two countries, will sign Memoranda of Understanding.
He will then have a meeting with the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Neophyte, at the Patriarchate, while later on, he will meet with the Chairperson of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, Tsveta Karayancheva, at the National Assembly building.
Moreover, the President will inaugurate a photo exhibition on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cyprus and Bulgaria organized by Cyprus’ Press and Information Office, in cooperation with the Cypriot Embassy in Sofia. The President of Bulgaria will address the inauguration ceremony.
The Cypriot delegation escorting the President to Sofia comprises Finance Minister, Constantinos Petrides, Government Spokesman Kyiakos Koushos and other state officers.
Official welcoming of President Anastasiades in Sofia
President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was officially welcomed on Tuesday in Sofia by President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, during a ceremony in Alexander Nevsky square.
President Anastasiades and his wife, Andri Anastasiades, were officially received by President Radev, and the Cypriot President laid a wreath at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier.
The two Presidents and their delegations then proceeded to the Presidency building, where they will hold talks.