NICOSIA - Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis held bilateral meetings with the President of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Vuk Jeremić, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel, Danny Ayalon, and the Parliamentary Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and former Foreign Minister, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
A press release issued here Monday said the meetings took place on the sidelines of the 49th Munich Security Conference held in Munich, Germany on 1-3 February 2013.
The Foreign Minister also exchanged views with a number of senior government officials of various countries, including the US Vice President, Josef Biden, the Presidents of Albania and Lithuania, as well as the Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan and Moldova.
The deliberations of the Munich Conference were preoccupied with current international security policy issues, such as developments in Syria and Mali, the problems with Iran, the future of the Euro-Atlantic relations, the changing geopolitical balance in energy issues, cyber security and multilateral cooperation in the development of military capabilities.
Τhis year’s meeting was attended, among others, by the Vice President of the United States, Josef Biden, who briefed on the priorities on foreign and security policy of the second term of US President, Barack Obama, and the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, who participated in the panel on the economic crisis in the Eurozone, with the German Finance Minister, the Parliamentary Representative for the Social Democratic Party of Germany and the President of Estonia, Azerbaijan and Albania. Attending were also the EU Commissioners Neelie Kroes, Cecilia Malmström, Michel Barnier and Günther Oettinger, a big number of Foreign Ministers and Defense Ministers from around the world, the Representative of the United Nations in Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, and the leader of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, Sheikh Moaz al-Khatib.