On Saturday, January 14, 2023, the National Federation of Cypriots in the United Kingdom organized a Celebration Dinner for the anniversary of the independence of Cyprus and the great contribution of the Cypriot diaspora to the Republic of Cyprus and the United Kingdom.
The honorary guest and keynote speaker of this celebration was the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiades.
Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain attended the feast and wished for a free, independent, and united Cyprus.
Speakers were the President of the Republic of Cyprus, the Minister of European Affairs Leo Docherty, and the MP Stephen Doughty.
The President of the Federation, Christos Karaolis, welcomed the President and First Lady of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain and the distinguished guests of the event.
In his speech, Karaolis referred to “the last 100 years in which Cypriots in the UK have been actively contributing to and shaping the UK’s successful history.”
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades was awarded a commemorative plaque by the President of the Federation Christos Karaolis and the Vice-Presidents Andreas Papaevripides, Michael Ellinas, and Babos Charalambous, for the dedication and support of the struggle of the Cypriot people, as well as for their tireless efforts for justice and a viable solution of the Cyprus problem.
The dinner was attended, among others, by the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus in the United Kingdom Andreas Kakouris, the Ambassador of Greece Ioannis Raptakis, diplomats of the High Commission of Cyprus, and many politicians, diplomats, and people of the business world.