Medvedev to sign strategic paper with Greek Cyprus

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will today hold talks with Greek Cypriot officials during a visit to the divided island of Cyprus, the first by a Russian head of state. Medvedev was scheduled to travel from Algiers to the Greek Cypriot part of the island on board a private plane late on Wednesday night.

Medvedev will hold talks with Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and the two are expected to sign a “strategic goal paper,” which also includes the “2010-2013 activity plan,” between Russia and Greek Cyprus, the Anatolia news agency reported on Wednesday.

Medvedev will also meet with the president of the House of Representatives, Marios Garoyian, at the House of Representatives and later with Archbishop Chrysostomos II at the Archbishopric Palace. Along with Christofias, he will also inaugurate the Russian Commercial Bank.

Christofias is expected to decorate Medvedev with the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III before the latter’s departure from the island late today.

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