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27-03-2024 14:54

The President of the Republic met with the President of Estonia

The President of the Republic, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, met today at the Presidential Palace with the President of Estonia, Mr Alar Karis, who is paying an official visit to Cyprus.President Karis and his spouse arrived at the Presidential Palace this morning and were welcomed by President Christodoulides and his spouse, while a military guard paid honours. Following the performance of the national anthems of the two countries, President Karis laid a wreath at the monument of Archbishop Mak...

27-03-2024 12:38

Imports, sales and stocks of petroleum products: February 2024

Annual Change in Sales 7,1 % In February 2024, the total sales of petroleum products amounted to 115.421 tonnes, recording an increase of 7,1% compared to February 2023. A rise was recorded in the provisions of marine gasoil (48,2%) and aviation kerosene (8,7%), as well as in the sales of asphalt (62,9%), heavy and light fuel oil (46,1% and 15,2% respectively), motor gasoline (9,5%) and road diesel (9,3%). On the contrary, a decrease was observed in the sales of kerosene (-34,5%), heating ga...

26-03-2024 21:18

Address by the First Lady, Mrs Philippa Karsera-Christodoulides, on 'Empowering Equality: A Vision for Inclusive Participation and Social Transformation' at the Women Leaders' Forum

It is an honour and a great pleasure to join this dynamic gathering with a multitude of truly inspiring speakers. Allow me first to sincerely thank and congratulate IMH, a leading organisation in its field, for the invitation.“Empowering Equality: A vision for Inclusive Participation and Social Transformation.”; a pertinent theme that we should always engage and exchange perspectives on. A first reference point is the word “vision”, because without vision, there is no transformation, no ch...

26-03-2024 13:46

The Republic of Cyprus and the United States of America announce Justice System Cooperation to enhance Cypriot capabilities to counter iIllicit finance

In response to a request from President Christodoulides to further empower the Republic of Cyprus (ROC) to counter illicit finance, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with support from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and Embassy Nicosia have established direct cooperation with ROC law enforcement entities to enhance capacity in identifying and prosecuting financial crimes...

26-03-2024 08:02

Press Remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Constantinos Kombos, following his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Mr Murat Nurtleu

Astana, 25th March 2024It is with great pleasure that I am visiting Astana and I would like to thank our host for the gracious hospitality.Moreover, we also had a meaningful exchange of views on a range of bilateral and global issues. But before I refer to the content of our discussions, allow me to wish a Happy Nowruz to everyone celebrating this ancient tradition, which provides an opportunity to appreciate blessings and look forward to opportunities that the future brings.Today, we had ...

22-03-2024 19:07

The High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to the Republic of Singapore presented his credentials

The new High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to the Republic of Singapore, Mr Nikos Panayiotou, presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, at a ceremony held at the Istana in Singapore on March 14th 2024.During the ceremony, High Commissioner Panayiotou conveyed the heartfelt greetings and personal commitment of the President of the Republic, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, to further deepen the relations between the two countries.Du...

22-03-2024 18:55

Opening speech by the Deputy Minister Dr Vasiliki Kassianidou at the inauguration of the exhibition ‘Feminine Episteme: The Frontiers of Love and War exhibition’

President of Dante Alighieri Comitato di Cipro,Director of the Cornaro Art CentrePresident of the Leucò Art Cultural Association,Ambassador (or representative) of the Embassy of Italy,Ladies and gentlemen,Esteemed guests,It is with great pleasure that I address the opening of the exhibition entitled “Feminine Episteme: The Frontier of Love and War”,organised as part of the International Conference “Women in Warfare: from the myth of the Amazons to modern armed conflicts”.Tonight, we st...

22-03-2024 17:41

The Minister of Foreign Affairs will visit the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Konstantinos Kombos, will pay a working visit to the United Arab Emirates tomorrow, Saturday, 23rd March. As part of the visit, Mr Kombos will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Minister of State for International Cooperation, Ms Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy. Discussions will focus on bilateral relations, developments in the Middle East and the humanitarian situation in Gaza, including the dispatch of aid thro...

22-03-2024 13:19

Turnover Value Index in the Divisions of Wholesale Trade and of Trade/Repair of Motor Vehicles: 4th Quarter of 2023

Annual change +2,8% in Wholesale Trade and +28,3% in Motor Vehicles The Turnover Value Index of Wholesale Trade (Division 46) during the fourth quarter of 2023 recorded an increase of 2,8% compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. For the same quarter, the Turnover Value Index of Sales and Repair of Motor Vehicles (Division 45) recorded an increase of 28,3% compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Table 1 Code(NACE Rev. 2)Economic Activit...

22-03-2024 11:17

Monthly Weather Report: February 2024

General Weather Conditions: In February the weather was dry and warm. Unstable weather conditions prevailed during the periods 1-5, 9-10, 13-18, 20-21 and 25-26 of the month, giving rain, local thunderstorms, hail and snowfall over mountainous areas. The mean air temperature for the month was about 2.1oC above normal for the month, while the area average precipitation was 39.2mm, i.e 48% of normal. Severe Weather Conditions: Generally heavy rain, hail and strong winds affected the island. Du...