New Cyprus president to meet Mitsotakis, Sakellaropoulou on Monday

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with new Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides at Maximos Mansion in Athens on Monday at 12 p.m.

It is the Mediterranean island's first official trip as president since his election on February 12.

The two leaders will hold a joint press conference after the meeting.

Cypriot president ‘plays safe’ on first overseas trip

Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides took a commercial flight to Athens on Sunday for his first trip overseas since taking office, with reports saying the presidential aircraft was grounded due to a minor mechanical problem.

Christodoulides is in Athens this week on his first trip overseas since taking office, a route taken without fail by all his predecessors.

Millions in EU funds invested in rail network

Almost 800 million euros have been allocated in aid to the Greek railways by the European Union, according to a representative of the European Commission in comments to Kathimerini. 

The first amount for the installation of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) was already allocated way back in 2000.

Angola to send forces to conflict-torn DR Congo

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Angola said on Saturday it will send a military unit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a ceasefire it brokered between rebel militiamen and government troops collapsed.

The DR Congo's restive east has witnessed a flare up in violence since a militia called M23 took up arms again in late 2021, going on to capture swathes of territory.

Russia denounces Georgia protests as coup attempt

Moscow on Friday accused foreign countries of fomenting mass protests in Georgia, likening them to an attempted coup designed to sow tension on Russia's borders.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that several days of demonstrations in the Georgian capital Tbilisi reminded him of a Ukrainian uprising that ousted a Kremlin-friendly government in 2014.

Construction of Giannis Antetokounmpo basketball court begins in Ghana

Construction work on a basketball court jointly funded by a Greek government donation has begun in Ghana, the Foreign Ministry tweeted on Friday.

Construction work has started in St.Nicholas' Greek School in Tema #Ghana, for a 🏀court which is co-funded from a donation by the 🇬🇷 Government