The European Commission President Mrs Ursula von der Leyen arrives today, in the afternoon, for a two-day visit to present the Commission’s approval of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Cyprus to President Nicos Anastasiades.
The Commission President will be welcomed at Larnaca airport by the Minister of Energy, Commerce, and Industry Mrs. Natasa Pilidis.
Subsequently, at 7 pm, President Anastasiades and Mrs. von der Leyen will go to the Cultural Center of the village of Ora where they will meet with a group of Firefighters and members of The Disaster Response Special Unit (D.R.S.U) who participated in the operations against the disastrous fire of last week in the mountainous area of Limassol and Larnaca.
Tomorrow morning the President will have a private meeting with the European Commission President at the Presidential Palace.
At 9.30 am, President Anastasiades and Mrs. von der Leyen will go to the University of Cyprus campus, where the ceremony for the presentation of the Commission’s approval of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Cyprus will take place.
Specifically, on her visit to the campus, Mrs. von der Leyen will go to the open-air area of the university’s main building where a brief demonstration of four projects of the Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks will take place.
Subsequently, there will be a public consultation with University students, at the main building, during which President Anastasiades and Mrs von der Leyen will respond to questions.
Then, President Anastasiades and the European Commission’s President will move to the area of the Library of the University where, at 10.25 am, the ceremony for the presentation of the Commission’s approval of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Cyprus will take place. They will then make remarks to the media.
Later on, the President of the Republic and Mrs. von der Leyen will go to the third floor of the Library from where one can see the Turkish-occupied area of Nicosia.
Following her visit to the University Mrs. von der Leyen will depart from Cyprus for Croatia.