President of France, Emmanuel Macron, is expected to visit Cyprus in November for talks with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, with whom he is set to announce a number of bilateral agreements between the two countries on various issues.
CNA has learned that Macron’s visit is also related to an invitation extended to him six months ago by the Rector of the University of Cyprus, Constantinos Christofides, to attend the inauguration ceremony of the University’s “Stelios Ioannou” Learning Resource Center that will take place on November 22.
The centre has been designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, whose work is admired by the French President, who wishes to be present at the inauguration ceremony.
A diplomatic source said on Friday after the talks French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian had in Nicosia with the Cypriot government that the two countries have reached a number of bilateral agreements on various issues related to the political, energy and defence relations between the two countries, their cooperation within the EU and the cooperation of the two countries’ Foreign Ministries.
The same source said that these agreements will be announced in the framework of a meeting which the Presidents of the two countries will have very soon.
According to CNA’s information, Macron’s possible visit to Cyprus in November was discussed during Le Drian’s meetings with the Cypriot government on Friday, while the French Foreign Ministry informed the University of Cyprus Rector about Macron’s will to be present at the Learning Resource Centre’s inauguration ceremony.