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07-07-2021 11:18

The President of the European Commission will visit Cyprus

The European Commission President, Ms Ursula von der Leyen, arrives, today afternoon, for a two-day visit to present the Commission's approval of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Cyprus to the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades.

The Commission President will be welcomed at Larnaka airport by the Minister of Energy, Commerce, and Industry, Ms Natasa Pilides.

Subsequently, at 7 pm, President Anastasiades and Ms von der Leyen will visit the Cultural Center of the village of Ora where they will meet with a group of firefighters and members of The Disaster Response Special Unit (D.R.S.U) who participated in the operations against the catastrophic fire of last week in the mountain areas of Lemesos and Larnaka. 

Tomorrow morning the President will have a private meeting with the European Commission President, at the Presidential Palace.

At 9.30 am, President Anastasiades and Ms von der Leyen will visit the University of Cyprus campus, where the ceremony for the presentation of the Commission's approval of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Cyprus will take place. 

Specifically, during her visit to the campus, Ms von der Leyen will be present at the brief demonstration of four projects of the Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks which will be held at the open-air area of the university’s main building.

Subsequently, there will be a public consultation with University students, at the main building, during which President Anastasiades and Ms von der Leyen will respond to questions.

Then, President Anastasiades and the European Commission President will attend the ceremony for the presentation of the Commission's approval of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Cyprus, at the University Library at 10.25 am. They will then make remarks to the Media.

Later on, the President of the Republic and Ms von der Leyen will move to the third floor of the Library to see the Turkish-occupied area of Lefkosia.

Following her visit to the University of Cyprus, Ms von der Leyen will depart to Croatia.

(RM/MG/SCH)