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Deputy Foreign Minister T. Quick meets with the Cypriot Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues and Overseas Cypriots, F. Fotiou

Friday, 19 May 2017

Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick had a working meeting with the Cypriot Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues and Overseas Cypriots, Fotis Fotiou.

They discussed the two countries' actions programmes for diaspora issues, based on the Memorandum of Cooperation they signed in 2016.

They also elaborated on aspects of the Greece-Cyprus-Israel trilateral meeting scheduled for 14-15 June, in Thessaloniki, within the framework of coordination of cooperation between the three countries' diasporas.

As Mr. Quick stated: "With the Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, my friend Fotis Fotiou, we had another in-depth discussion of diaspora issues, maximising activation of the MoU we signed in Athens.

Also very important is the exceptional cooperation of the General Secretariat for Greeks abroad, under Mihalis Kokkinos, with the corresponding team under the Cypriot Commissioner. The programmes they have planned have already gone into implementation on a bilateral level, but with a view to the Israelis' joining in, and I am very pleased that the Israelis, too, are submitting their own very important proposals.

I would say, without hesitation, that the Greece-Cyprus-Israel trilateral cooperation on diaspora issues, as agreed upon by Messrs. Tsipras, Anastasiades and Netanyahu at the trilateral summit meeting in Israel last November, has started and is moving ahead on firm foundations, with very feasible goals.

An impressive agenda – including interesting multifaceted actions – has already taken shape for June's trilateral meeting in Thessaloniki."

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