Dimitris Avramopoulos in Nicosia, Cyprus - Main contents
Dimitris Avramopoulos in Nicosia, Cyprus: meets Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus; Ionas Nicolaou, Minister for Justice and Public Order of Cyprus; and Constantinos Petrides, Minister for the Interior; and holds a Citizens' dialogue.
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