President to attend shipowners' dinner in Athens ahead of New York trip

Cyprus President, Nikos Christodoulides, leaves for Athens on 15 September where he will attend a dinner hosted in his honour by the Cyprus Union of Shipowners.

On 16 September he will fly from the Greek capital to New York, where he will participate in the UN General Assembly and will hold a series of meetings, focusing on efforts for the resumption of Cyprus talks.

According to the Presidency, during the dinner, the President will refer, among other things, to the challenges that the Cypriot shipping sector faces, as well as to the competitive advantages of the Cypriot ship registry and the cooperation between Cyprus and Greece in the shipping sector both at the European and the international level. 

The dinner will be attended by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

The President will leave Athens for New York on 16 September, where he will attend the UN General Assembly which he will address.

Asked 14 September whether there has been any development as regards a possible meeting between him andthe UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Ersin Tatar, in New York, Christodoulides said there was nothing on this yet. 

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

(Source: CNA)

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