The new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Kingdom of Spain, Mrs. Helena Mina, presented her credentials to King Felipe VI yesterday (January 29th) at a ceremony held in the Royal Palace of Madrid.
In a private conversation in the presence of the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Arancha González Laya, the Spanish King welcomed the Ambassador and wished her success in her mandate, making special reference to the traditionally close ties of friendship and cooperation between Spain and Cyprus, and expressed the will to see them strengthened even further.
Ambassador Mina conveyed to the Spanish Monarch the cordial greetings of the President of the Republic, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and underlined the importance that Cyprus attaches to the further strengthening of its excellent relations with Spain, both at a bilateral level. as well as through cooperation between the countries of the Mediterranean, within the European Union, but also in the framework of international organizations.
Finally, Ambassador Mina briefed the Spanish King on the latest developments in relation to the Cyprus problem, thanking Spain for its unwavering support in the efforts to find a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem, based on International and European Law and in line with relevant UN resolutions, whilst on his part, King Felipe VI expressed Spain's support for the UN Secretary-General's efforts aimed at the resumption of negotiations.