May 8, 2013
JERUSALEM – The Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III received President Anastasiades during his working visit to Israel.
He invested Anastasiades with the Grand Cross and Star of the Orthodox Knights of the Holy Sepulchre saying that the nomination is “in recognition of your efforts for peace and justice not only in Cyprus but also in the wider Mediterranean region.
The President presented the Patriarch with silver olive branches.
The President held a working lunch with Israeli President Shimon Peres. Later Tuesday the Cypriot delegation will go from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, where the President will address a business forum jointly organised by the Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He will also give an address at the University of Tel Aviv.