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20-01-2020 12:03

President Anastasiades to attend the 5th World Holocaust Forum

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by his spouse Ms Andri Anastasiades, leaves tomorrow for Israel, where, he will attend the 5th World Holocaust Forum, which will take place at the Warsaw Ghetto Square, in Jerusalem, on 23 January, following an official invitation by the President of Israel, Mr Reuven Rivlin. 

More than 40 state leaders, including Presidents and Royals, as well as heads of government and other officials from Europe, North America and Australia are expected to attend the event. The Forum, “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism”, which is under the auspices of the President of Israel, is organized by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, in cooperation with the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Yad Vashem.

During his visit to Israel, the President of the Republic will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the IDC University of Herzliya, a twin city of Pafos, at a special ceremony on the evening of 21 January.

On 22 January, the President of the Republic will go to Jerusalem where he will meet with President Rivlin, at the Presidential Office.

In the evening, President Anastasiades will attend an official dinner hosted by President Rivlin, in honor of the heads of state and government attending the Forum.

On 23 January, in the morning, the President of the Republic will hold a meeting with the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, at the Patriarchate.

Later on, the President will attend the Forum, during which he will lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem museum.

On the sidelines of the event, the President is expected to hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu.

During his stay in Jerusalem, President Anastasiades will also hold separate meetings with the President of North Macedonia Mr Stevo Pendarovski, and with the opposition leader of Israel, Blue and White party leader, Mr Benjamin Gantz.

The President of the Republic, who will return to Cyprus on 24 January, will also be accompanied in Israel by the Government Spokesman, Mr Kyriacos Koushos, the Ambassador of the Republic in Israel, Ms Thessalia Salina Siambos, the Deputy Director of his Diplomatic Office, Ms Helena Mina, and other officials.

(RM/EH/SCH)