Pressinvitation: Business community on Cyprus contributes to peace

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On 1 June, two senior business leaders from Cyprus will visit Stockholm.

Phidias Pilides, President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce, and Fikri Toros, Chairman of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, will both participate in a seminar entitled ‘The Business Case for Peace in Cyprus’ at the Stockholm School of Economics. They will also meet State Secretary Oscar Stenström of the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, and representatives of the Swedish business community. The purpose of the visit is to encourage the peace process on the divided island.

Negotiations for the reunification of Cyprus resumed on 15 May this year and have been surrounded by greater optimism than has been the case for a long time. Sweden supports the process and has financed a study on the economic benefits of a reunified Cyprus.  The business community on Cyprus has supported these efforts to achieve reunification, not least by the initiation of fruitful cooperation by the two chambers of commerce. Together they have presented a number of proposals on confidence-building measures.

When: 10.30

Where: Stockholm School of Economics, Ohlin Rummet, Bertil Ohlins Gata 5, 5th floor.

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