President Nicos Anastasiades and his wife Andrie arrived in Montenegro for an official visit following an invitation by the President of the country, Milo Đukanović. The President and his wife were officially welcomed on Tuesday morning at the Presidential Palace in the city of Cetinje.
During the welcoming ceremony, the national anthems of the two countries were heard and an army contingent paid honors. The President signed the visitor's book at the Presidential Palace where he noted that he was honored to be in Montenegro and was looking forward to attending the official consultations.
"Our two countries maintain excellent relations and I am confident that my visit today...will be an important milestone in our joint efforts to further strengthen our cooperation..." -Anastasiades
He noted the excellent relations between the two countries and hoped to enhance these ties on a bilateral and international level.
"Our two countries maintain excellent relations and I am confident that my visit today, as the first President of the Republic of Cyprus to visit Montenegro, will be an important milestone in our joint efforts to further strengthen our cooperation, both bilaterally and multilateral," the President wrote.
Later, the two Presidents attended a one-on-one meeting, which was followed by extended talks between the delegations of the two countries.
The talks are expected to conclude at 1330 local time.
The President was accompanied by Spokesperson Marios Pelekanos, Deputy Minister to the President Kyriakos Koushos, Deputy Shipping Minister Vasilis Demetriades, Cyprus Ambassador Demetris Theofylactou and Deputy Director of his diplomatic office Koula Sophianou.