Cyprus president hospitalized in Brussels

AP News
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 1:11 PM
Cyprus president hospitalized in Brussels

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus was admitted to a hospital in Brussels on Thursday and unable to attend a European Union summit there.

President Nicos Anastasiades suffered a nosebleed and underwent nasal cauterization at the hospital, where he opted to stay overnight "for clearly precautionary reasons," said government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides.

Anastasiades, 68, was in "good health," and the decision to remain hospitalized was his, not his doctors, said Christodoulides.

Doctors advised Anastasiades to rest for two days.

He had traveled to Brussels to attend the two-day EU summit, which began Thursday. But he will be represented there by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, said Christodoulides.