|Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM|
On 4 of July 2012 the taking office protocol and presentation meeting between Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations and H.E. Kalliopi Avraam, Ambassador of Republic of Cyprus had taken place.
Prof.dr.Anton Caragea express his heart felted congratulation on the occasion of beginning of mandate of Mrs. Kalliopi Avraam , appreciating that between Europe and Cyprus there is a long history of cultural, economic and political cooperation and a large area of common interests , designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations .
The Europe- Cyprus relationship has the ability to become an example of building an economic and cultural exchange area between East Mediterranean region and Europe.
Now it is an auspicious moment for reconstructing and rebuilding the framework of dialogue and friendship between Europe and Cyprus, as the level of bilateral expectations is greater and the political and economic will for this favorable expansion of activities is clearly marked.
H.E. Kalliopi Avraam had expressed here appreciation for the encouragement`s offered by prof.dr.Anton Caragea and had stated that the vision of a economic, politic and cultural special relationship between Cyprus and Europe is a common shared vision. This year is especially important for the bilateral relation as Cyprus is having European Union Chairmanship and is interesting in searching ways of cooperating with Black Sea region and supporting the Republic of Moldova aspiration for EU integration.
The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future.
The main topics had concentrated on increasing the bilateral trade volume, expanding tourist liaisons and fully exploiting Cyprus special tourist potential and organizing information trip for European mass media and European tourism enterprises interested in being present on Cyprus tourist market.
The amicable dialogue concentrated also on the possibility of organizing academic and political events destined to mark Cyprus mandate as European Union President, hosting a bilateral Business and Trade Forum and a book exhibition about Cyprus.
The dialogue led the foundations of a successful diplomatic mandate and fostering the relations between Europeand Cyprus and constitutes a promise for re-launching a European diplomatic action towards Cyprus and supporting Cyprus to have a successful mandate at EU Presidency.