RSS YouTube Spacer
Ελληνικά Spacer - Spacer Türkçe Spacer - Spacer English
Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία

Address By H.Ε. Mr. Demetris Syllouris, at the IPU’s Twelve Plus Geopolitical Group And East Asia Parliaments Seminar - 20/11/18

Address By H.Ε. Mr. Demetris Syllouris, at the IPU’s Twelve Plus Geopolitical Group And East Asia Parliaments Seminar - 20/11/18

 

ADDRESS BY H.Ε. ΤHE PRESIDENT OF THE CYPRUS HOUSE 
OF REPRESENTATIVES, MR. DEMETRIS SYLLOURIS, 
AT A SEMINAR ON ACHIEVING THE SDGs FOR THE IPU’s TWELVE PLUS GEOPOLITICAL GROUP AND EAST ASIA PARLIAMENTS.
Jerusalem, 20 November 2018.

 

 


Madam President,
Mr Speaker and dear Friend,
Distinguished participants,

Thank you for this opportunity, while on a visit to Israel, to address this very important Seminar on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the IPU’s Twelve Plus Geopolitical Group and East Asia Parliaments.

Firstly, I wish to share my great satisfaction for the productive meetings I had in Jerusalem. This visit is a genuine expression of the continuous strengthening of the friendly relations and cooperation between Cyprus and Israel on all levels. Our extensive collaboration in the last few years, particularly through the Trilateral Meetings between Israel, Cyprus and Greece, is a strong example not only of our shared aims and concerns, but also of the tangible results of our joint efforts, at the edge between Europe and Asia. 

Moreover, this Trilateral partnership welcomes the creation of new synergies and promotes strategic interchange for mutually beneficial cooperation in vital fields, between more countries in the Eastern Mediterranean. Endeavours such as these, are an eloquent illustration of practical cooperation between neighbouring countries that share the vision of supporting a better and sustainable future for present and future generations. The mission put forth by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is morally and practically essential and the achievement of the SDGs is the step-by-step realization of this Agenda. We believe that we greatly contribute through our regional initiatives in enhancing this wider global effort. Suffice it to mention the main focus of our Trilateral Meetings to this moment: We concentrated our discussions and actions on water management and on entrepreneurship, research, innovation and education. 

The IPU Member Parliaments have repeatedly expressed their commitment to play their own instrumental role in the implementation of the SDGs. Seminars, such as the one we open today, provide a factual platform for exchanging experiences and good practices. Enhanced cooperation on all levels, especially inter-parliamentary coordination and exchange, will certainly contribute to our shared commitment in promoting and ultimately reaching these common goals. I warmly congratulate you all for this special event and encourage you to follow up on it, so as to ensure that our thoughts and declarations do not remain dead letters, but are translated into projects and deliverable goods for our citizens and citizens of the world.

I wish you a very successful meeting and fruitful deliberations.


ΒΟΥΛΗ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΤΙΠΡΟΣΩΠΩΝ
spacer
Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων © Πνευματικά δικαιώματα 2018
spacer
Δημιούργημα της: Dynamic Works | Με την ισχύ του DWCMS