The Cypriot President went to France for an official visit on 6 November
During his visit, the President Anastasiades met with the CEO of Total, Mr Pouyanné, and he gave an interview to the newspaper Le Figaro.
He also visited the Cypriot antiquities Hall and especially the Amathonte’s vase.
Cyprus and France maintain a long and active cooperation in archaeology. France has four archaeological missions in Cyprus. This contribution to the study of archeology and the history of the island, one of the richest cradles of civilization, is part of a fruitful cooperation with the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus. The excavations take place in Paphos, Amathonte, Kition and Klimonas. The main French partners are the French School of Athens, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse. The publications from these works have an important international influence.
Finally, he met President Macron at the Elysée.
At the end of this meeting, the two presidents gave a press conference. The French President stressed that the bilateral relationship between France and Cyprus are excellent.
This is the fourth bilateral visit in 2 years between French and Cypriot Heads of State.