The President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulidis, will have the opportunity to present Cyprus' proposal for greater EU involvement in the Cyprus issue to European heads of state and government during the European Council Summit on Thursday and Friday.
The agenda of the European Council meeting, held in Brussels, also includes the working lunch of the 27 leaders with NATO Secretary General Antonio Guterres, on the situation in Ukraine and climate change. Then the EU leaders' meeting will discuss aid to Ukraine, strengthening the EU's competitiveness as well as energy issues.
Earlier on Thursday the President of the Republic will participate in the meeting of the European People's Party held on the sidelines of the session, while he will have meetings with the President of the European People's Party Manfred Weber and the Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristerson.
Besides, President Christodoulidis expressed on Wednesday his satisfaction with the meetings he had with the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, speaking to journalists after the completion of his contacts in Brussels.
Mr. Christodoulidis referred to the discussions he had with the heads of the three institutions, as well as the opportunity he will have in his intervention at the European Council to refer to his proposal for greater involvement of the EU in the Cyprus issue.
He also made special reference to the goal of the Republic of Cyprus being present in discussions at the European level on all issues, among others, on the management of immigration.
In particular, President Christodoulidis expressed his satisfaction for the meetings he had with the Presidents of the EU institutions, as well as for the fact that, as he said, "I see there is a strong desire to restart the talks to resolve the Cyprus issue, taking advantage of important circumstances that exist at this particular moment".
"What we agreed on is to work together in this direction. The goal of resuming talks on the basis of the agreed framework is a common goal," he continued, adding that he would be in constant contact with the Presidents of the three EU institutions.
Mr. Christodoulidis added that in addition to the Presidents of the institutions, it is important to secure support from the EU member states.
It is also noted that during his contacts in Brussels, President Christodoulidis discussed the profile and characteristics of the political personality that Cyprus considers could take on the duties of political envoy of the EU.