His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America welcomed yesterday at the Archdiocese Headquarters the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, who is visiting New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America (photo Dimitrios Panagos/GOA)
President Anastasiades was accompanied by his wife, the First Lady of Cyprus Andri Anastasiades, the Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States George Chacalli, the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN Ambassador Nicos Emiliou, Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides, the Director of the President’s Diplomatic Office Nicos Christodoulides and his associate Pantelis Pantelides, the Consul General of Cyprus in New York Koula Sofianou and Panikos Papanikoloaou, past president of the Cyprus Federation of America. His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela and Fr. Alexandros Karloutsos also attended the meeting on behalf of the Archdiocese.
During the meeting, Archbishop Demetrios outlined for President Anastasiades the efforts of the Archdiocese and the Greek American community in support of Cyprus throughout the years, and especially after the recent economic crisis which hit the people of Cyprus. In turn, the President expressed the gratitude of the people of Cyprus for all the help and relief assistance and presented an overview of the efforts of his government to overcome the crisis and reach a just and fair solution to the problem of Cyprus.