The President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis is going to Athens tomorrow to take part in the EUMED Summit, which will take place on September 17. The President will then travel to New York to attend the UN General Assembly and to meet with Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
The Summit of the Southern Countries of the European Union, EUMED, which is being held for the first time with the participation of Slovenia and Croatia, will be attended by the Heads of State and representatives of participating countries, according to Government Spokesman Marios Pelekanos.
Among the issues to be discussed at the summit, he said, are the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and efforts to achieve peace, security and stability; the situation in Syria, Lebanon, Libya and Tunisia; tackling immigration; joint policies of Southern states of the EU; the digital transformation and the green economy; climate change, and other issues on the European agenda.
He added that at a working dinner that will follow the work of the Plenary Session of the Summit, the leaders will discuss the situation in Afghanistan and issues related to hybrid threats.
During the Summit, the President of the Republic will give a brief update on the Cyprus issue and the latest developments in the country.
On the evening of September 16, the President of the Republic will attend a dinner with the members of the Cyprus Shipowners' Association.
He will then leave Athens for New York, where he will address the UN General Assembly and have a meeting with the UN Secretary General.
On the sidelines of the General Assembly, President Anastasiadis will be meeting with various heads of state as well as with several US organizations.