The 33rd Annual Congress of Section Cyprus was hosted this year by the region of Limassol, between 27-30 October 2016. The congress was attended by delegations from Greece, Israel, Moldova and Romania. In addition, the National Executive Council of the Section and the members of the National Council took part. IPA Vice President Gal Sharon was our special guest at the congress and addressed the delegations from IPA Cyprus as well as the guests who were present. Besides the work of the congress, the programme included guided sightseeing tours, visits to archeological and historical places and our guests were able to get a taste of the culture of our country as well as the friendliness and hospitality of the Cypriot people. They were also given the opportunity to discover some of the beautiful sights of Cyprus: the countryside, the Troodos Mountain and the famous Kykkos Monastery. The congress participants were briefed about IPA’s work and other IPA activities which were carried out by the Section and the IPA regions during the year under review. The heads of the foreign delegations addressed the congress participants and expressed their thanks for the invitation. The President of Section Cyprus briefed all participants about the IPA work achieved during the year, and they approved the decisions taken by the National Executive Council. Future plans and projects were discussed and decisions approved. On Saturday night, the region had organised a farewell dinner which was attended by more than 200 people, including the police and local authorities, the congress attendees, the foreign delegations, prominent people, a large number of IPA members and others. Both the congress and the celebrations were fruitful and successful. I take this opportunity to thank the chairman of the Region, Kyriakos Perikleous, and the National Board for everything they did to make the 33rd Annual Congress a success. In conclusion I assure the IEB and all national sections that we will continue offering our services to the IPA and all members worldwide.
Servo per Amikeco
Michael Odysseos, President IPA Cyprus
Picture: Delegates of IPA Cyprus together with the visiting foreign delegations