There is no foreseeable threat for the security of Cyprus, the safety of its population and its tourism in view of possible developments in Syria, said Wednesday Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, following an inter-ministerial meeting at the Foreign Ministry.

At the same he assured that, he did not expect any surprises within the limits and capabilities of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of the Interior Socrates Hasikos, Minister of Defence Fotis Fotiou, Minister of Justice and Public Order Ionas Nicolaou, Minister of Communications and Works Tasos Mitsopoulos and officials.

All relevant departments and services the Republic of Cyprus are preparing for every eventuality, in view of possible developments in the region, the Minister told the reporters. As he explained, there are agreements for use of the territory of Cyprus to serve citizens of friendly countries to Cyprus.

“There are specific plans provided by the agreements and Cyprus wants to be ready for every eventuality,” said the Minister.

“We take precautionary measures but that does not mean that there is any foreseeable threat to the safety of Cyprus, its population and its tourism,” he said.

Asked about reports in the international press, presenting Cyprus involved in any possible action in Syria, Casoulides commented that “we should get used to the fact that inevitably Cyprus will appear these days on all maps and all international media.

“I want to assure you that we are following the situation closely. We are in contact with various foreign governments involved and I do not expect that we will find ourselves before any surprise, of course within the limits and capabilities of the sovereign rights of Republic of Cyprus,” he said.

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