House President has received the AHEPA and Jewish community delegates; hosted the Brazilian ambassador; as well as attending an event celebrating India’s constitution. Details for each event can be found below.
House Speaker receives AHEPA, AHI and Jewish Community delegates
House Speaker Demetris Syllouris, on Tuesday, received delegates of AHEPA, AHI, the Jewish organizations Β΄nai B’rith International (BBI) and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (COP), who are currently visiting Cyprus.
In a brief statement at the beginning of the meeting at the Parliament, Syllouris said that many negative events were taking place in the Eastern Mediterranean and expressed his belief that they could have a productive dialogue, pointing to results, “because we have no time to waste”.
“We believe that this friendship we have built is an example of what we should do locally, between the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.”
“We have many negative events happening, and we have also a lot of opportunities and we should take action for positive results and we believe that this friendship we have built is an example of what we should do locally, between the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.”
“We haven’t reached the point of concrete results, the preparation has been done and we need to have a roadmap of execution for practical results,’’ he pointed out.
House President says he is ready to contribute in strengthening Cyprus-Brazilian relations
The President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris expressed his willingness to further strengthen Cypriot-Brazilian relations, both on a parliamentary level and in trade.
According to an official announcement, Syllouris met on Tuesday with the Ambassador of Brazil to Cyprus, Joao Inacio Oswald Padilha, to bid the outgoing Ambassador fair well.
“The Ambassador thanked Syllouris for their cooperation during his tenure and referred to the important role Cyprus may play as a trade hub.”
During the meeting, Syllouris briefly described the political scene in the Southeastern Mediterranean. The possibility to utilize Cyprus’ geographic location for trade purposes, within the framework of triangular transactions involving Brazil, was also discussed.
The Ambassador thanked Syllouris for their cooperation during his tenure and referred to the important role Cyprus may play as a trade hub, the announcement continues.
India’s Constitution continues to inspire, House President says
The fundamental rights featured and protected in India’s Constitution will continue to inspire and motivate us to tackle the multiple global challenges we face today, House President Demetris Syllouris said on Tuesday.
He was addressing an event on India’s Constitution, which took place on Tuesday at the European University, in Nicosia.
“As we mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution, we are reminded of the basic values and democratic principles.”
“This year, on 26 January, as we mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution, we are reminded of the basic values and democratic principles highlighted in this important document,” he said.
Syllouris also noted that India, empowered by its Constitution, remains an admirable example of a country, whose governance respectfully reflects the vast diversity of its ethnicities, cultures, religions and languages, paying due attention both to their rights and duties, as citizens.
He said moreover that promoting equality, liberty, fraternity and understanding are necessary ingredients for any vibrant democratic society. “India has proved many times, throughout its turbulent history, that when democratic institutions persist on their core values while being flexible to progress, they may prevail over their limitations and the challenges they face” Syllouris noted.
The President of the House also observed that Cyprus and India have founded their historical ties on their common lust and struggle for freedom and independence. “Our enduring friendship, stemming from and based on mutual respect and solidarity, has flourished into fruitful collaboration on a multitude of levels,” he said.
“Cyprus and India have founded their historical ties on common struggle for freedom and independence.”
He said moreover that the House of Representatives, which resides on Nehru Avenue, adjacent to Mahatma Gandhi’s bust, reaffirms with every opportunity, its commitment to the democratic ideals and values the two countries share and their common vision for peace and prosperity.
The fundamental rights featured and protected in India’s Constitution will continue to inspire and motivate us to tackle the multiple global challenges we face today, Syllouris concluded.