The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, had a telephone conversation with the President of China, Xi Jinping.
During their long conversation, which took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere, the topic of discussion was the excellent relations between the two countries, but also the further cooperation for the promotion of trade and investment relations, the promotion of tourism, education, and culture and, in general, issues related to the expansion of economic relations between the two countries.
According to government spokesman Marios Pelekanos, President Anastasiadis briefed the Chinese President on all the latest developments regarding the Cyprus issue and the illegal actions taken by Turkey, while emphasizing the need for further deepening of relations between the two countries in the fields of trade, investment, livestock products and so on.
The President of China expressed his satisfaction with the fact that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and praised the level of bilateral relations, referring in particular to China’s positions on the solution of the Cyprus problem and the need of respect for international law.
He repeated that for China there is no other option but the literal implementation of the UN resolutions and the decisions of the Security Council which provide that the solution to the Cyprus problem can be none other than the bi-zonal bi-communal federation, while at the same time condemned the illegal actions of Turkey, whether they refer to the status of the enclosed area of Famagusta or to the violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in the EEZ or to the further militarization of Cyprus by Turkey.
On bilateral relations, the President of China fully agreed with the President of the Republic, stressing the need to further deepen relations through the strategic cooperation agreement has been reached and is being made public today.
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