Communications Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos and Archbishop Chrysostomos on Monday heaped praise on Cyprus' Postal Services.
Speaking at a Nicosia event marking the name's day celebration of Ayios Zinonas, the patron saint of the postal services, Mitsopoulos said: "Dare I say one of the most dynamic departments in the government service which, in spite of the difficulties it may be facing in the new, competitive and liberalised environment, more than lives up to the challenges. It has very satisfactory staff and is a very productive department."
He noted that the Cyprus Postal Services had won an innovation award last year in recognition of its services.
"Of course there are many challenges to face and we are aware of that. Competition is tough and relentless but here the staff undertakes great effort to put their best selves forward everyday to rise to the challenges of the modern age," Mitsopoulos added.
On his part, the Archbishop said "The Postal Services are working properly," noting that if civil servants worked properly "investments would follow".
Mitsopoulos and the Archbishop then left Prodromou Post Office for the nearby offices of the Red Cross where Postal Service staff donated blood.