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Cypriot President Anastasiades honoured with Athens municipality’s Gold Medal of Honour

Cypriot President Anastasiades honoured with Athens municipality’s Gold Medal of Honour

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades on Monday was presented with Athens municipality’s Gold Medal of Honour, in recognition of his efforts for the reunification of the island.

The medal was given to the Cypriot President by Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis, in the presence of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos, former President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and other officials.

Addressing Anastasiades, Bakoyannis referred to the inseparable ties that connect the two nations. “As our brother, we welcome you, honouring all Cypriots…Their struggles and anxieties. Their dignity and courage. Honouring all.”

Referring to the challenges that the two countries are facing, the mayor of Athens underlined that “what is unfolding today in our region shows that the unity of Greece and Cyprus is more necessary than ever. The unity of the whole European community is more necessary than ever.”

“Let me say, Mr. President, that with this medal, in addition to the honour due to you, it seals the ties of Athens with Cyprus and sends a strong patriotic message to all. A message of pure brotherhood and strong unity,” Bakoyannis concluded.

Cypriot President Anastasiades honoured with Athens municipality’s Gold Medal of Honour

On his part, Anastasiades conveyed his thanks for the prestige honour and referred to “finding a solution that will create a truly independent and modern state whose integrity will not be limited by the presence of foreign troops.”

“Greece and Cyprus are facing significant challenges these days as a result of Turkey’s expansionist policy. We suggest good faith negotiation. Let us not forget that these threats are threats against the EU,” he said. “Receiving the gold medal, I am fully aware of the responsibility that weighs on the Cypriot people,” Anastasiades concluded.

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