The Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved a bill for the establishment of a Deputy Ministry of Social Welfare in Cyprus, the deputy government spokesperson Panayiotis Sentonas said in a written statement on Wednesday.
The ministry will mainly be tasked with the submission and preparation of proposals for the implementation of a national policy on social welfare and the setting up of an institutional framework to ensure social cohesion and social solidarity, Sentonas said.
The deputy ministry will also be responsible for social protection, the achievement of social inclusion and the promotion of equal opportunities. It will address issues such as social exclusion and an acceptable standard of living for all, he added.
The bill will be submitted before parliament in the coming days.