Mayor of Tallinn meets President of Cyprus

Tallinn Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart met with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis, who is visiting Estonia, at Tallinn Town Hall.

“Our city has been the meeting point between the east and West, North and South from the times the people started sailing. Our geographical location at the crossing point of many trade routes has in better days brought along wealth, diversity of cultures but also foreign rule. In this respect we are very similar to your country – Cyprus. Being an important crossing point of seaways connecting Europe, Asia and Africa, you have witnessed the same,” Mayor Kõlvart said at the meeting. “The most important task of a local authority is well-being of its citizens. In many ways, Tallinn can be a role-model for other cities – we have advanced ICT solutions and well-developed e-services. We are willing to share our experience. Our other important aim is to create human-friendly urban space where all citizens and guests feel like home, where people have a variety of mobility options, can enjoy green and clean environment and nobody is left behind. Next year gives us an opportunity and an obligation to show our ambitions to the whole Europe, as Tallinn has been awarded the title of European Green capital of 2023.”

President Anastasiadis also visited Raeapteek, one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe in continuous operation and the oldest business in Tallinn.

The President of Cyprus will be in Estonia on Thursday and Friday for an official visit with Mrs Andri Anastasiadis. During the visit, the Cyprus President will meet with Estonian Leaders of State and visit the e-Estonia Briefing Centre. The Cyprus President began his visit on Thursday in Kadriorg with a reception ceremony and a meeting with the President of Estonia, Alar Karis.