Newsroom / CNA
President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was officially welcomed on Tuesday in Sofia by President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, during a ceremony in Alexander Nevsky square, where Anastasiades laid a wreath at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier.
Anastasiades is paying an official two-day visit to Bulgaria, accompanied by his spouse Andri Anastasiades.
The two Presidents and their delegations then proceeded to the Presidency building for talks, to be followed by expanded talks between the delegations of the the two countries.
Anastasiades is then scheduled to meet with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
On Tuesday evening, Anastasiades will be attending an official dinner hosted in his honour by Radev.
On Wednesday, President Anastasiades will address a Bulgaria-Cyprus business forum, in the framework of which the Commerce and Industrial Chambers of Cyprus and Bulgaria, as well as the Business Associations of the two countries will sign Memoranda of Understanding.
He will then hold a meeting with the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Neophyte at the Patriarchate, after which Anastasiades will meet with the Chairperson of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, Tsveta Karayancheva, at the National Assembly building.
Moreover the President will inaugurate a photo exhibition on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cyprus and Bulgaria organized by Cyprus’ Press and Information Office, in cooperation with the Cypriot Embassy in Sofia. The President of Bulgaria will address the inauguration ceremony.
The Cypriot delegation escorting the President to Sofia comprises of the Finance Minister, Constantinos Petrides, Government Spokesman Kyiakos Koushos and other state officials.