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Speeches by the Mayor

Welcoming speech by the Mayor of Lemesos, Mr Andreas Christou, at the convention titled "Safer Internet Awareness Campaign" at Saint Raphael Hotel, on  September 17th, 2007

Dear participants of the In safe / Cyber Ethics conference

Firstly I would like to express my pleasure for being invited to participate in the In safe / Cyber Ethics conference but unfortunately I will not be able to attend due to an extremely busy schedule.

I would like to welcome you to Cyprus and in turn Lemesos for this conference on Safer Internet Awareness.

In today's cyber world it is important to educate ourselves and our children on how to protect themselves from online dangers.  The Cypriot youth and power-users of mobile phones and the internet.  Unfortunately they are largely unprotected from the dangers so I am personally very pleased that Cyprus and the European Union are working so closely on this project to ensure the safety of all technological users.

I am happy that you have chosen our beautiful city to have this wonderful event.  Our city has many interesting archaeological sites and numerous cultural locations that I hope you will have the time to visit during your stay here.

I would like to congratulate the Cypriot organizers for hosting the conference, as it is a great honor for Cyprus, only just recently a member of the European Union, to have participants from all 27 European countries.

I wish you all the best for your meeting and I hope you will visit our island again soon.