President Barroso on the result of the presidential elections in Cyprus
25.02.2013 President Barroso on the result of the presidential elections in Cyprus.
In my own name and in the name of the European Commission, I warmly congratulate Nikos Anastasiades on his election as the President of Cyprus.
The Cypriot people have given Mr. Anastasiades a strong mandate to implement his programme of reform and to do what it takes to ensure fiscal and financial sustainability. I spoke to Mr. Anastasiades immediately after the result became known and I have assured him that he can count on the continued commitment of the European Commission to assist Cyprus to overcome the challenges it faces.
I have also assured the President-elect of our unwavering support for the efforts to achieve a lasting settlement towards the reunification of Cyprus.
I wish Nikos Anastasiades every success for his mandate.