China and Cyprus reconfirm relations of friendship and mutual support

Cyprus’ relations of friendship and mutual support with China were reconfirmed during a meeting on Friday between Cyprus’ Speaker Demetris Syllouris and China’s ambassador in Nicosia Huang Xingyuan with the latter stressing that China insists on the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Cyprus.

A House of Representatives press release said that Syllouris thanked Huang for China’s long term support in efforts to solve the Cyprus problem and its firm position of principles, based on UN resolutions, for the island’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Referring to yesterday’s approval of UN Security Council resolution which renewed UNFICYP’s mandate for a further six months, Syllouris said that if the international community exerted substantive pressure on Turkey to remove its occupation forces, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots could have agreed to a functional solution to the Cyprus issue.

He also expressed the Cyprus’ support towards the principle of One China, noting that Cyprus will continue to promote issues that concern China and its relations with the EU.

Underlining the importance of further upgrading the parliamentary relations of the two countries, Syllouris repeated his pledge to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two parliaments in the near future.

Huang underlined the longstanding and close relations of mutual respect between China and Cyprus and stressed his country’s readiness to sign the Memorandum.

He also expressed appreciation for Cyprus’ support to the One China principle.

Regarding the Cyprus problem, Huang repeated that China insists on principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Cyprus and for a peaceful resolution of the Cyprus problem, based on UN decisions and international law.

The Republic of Cyprus remains divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island. Numerous UN-backed talks, aiming at reunifying the island under a federal roof, have failed to yield any results. The latest round of peace talks took place last July at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

China and Cyprus reconfirm relations of friendship and mutual support

Cyprus’ relations of friendship and mutual support with China were reconfirmed during a meeting on Friday between Cyprus’ Speaker Demetris Syllouris and China’s ambassador in Nicosia Huang Xingyuan with the latter stressing that China insists on the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Cyprus.

A House of Representatives press release said that Syllouris thanked Huang for China’s long term support in efforts to solve the Cyprus problem and its firm position of principles, based on UN resolutions, for the island’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Referring to yesterday’s approval of UN Security Council resolution which renewed UNFICYP’s mandate for a further six months, Syllouris said that if the international community exerted substantive pressure on Turkey to remove its occupation forces, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots could have agreed to a functional solution to the Cyprus issue.

He also expressed the Cyprus’ support towards the principle of One China, noting that Cyprus will continue to promote issues that concern China and its relations with the EU.

Underlining the importance of further upgrading the parliamentary relations of the two countries, Syllouris repeated his pledge to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two parliaments in the near future.

Huang underlined the longstanding and close relations of mutual respect between China and Cyprus and stressed his country’s readiness to sign the Memorandum.

He also expressed appreciation for Cyprus’ support to the One China principle.

Regarding the Cyprus problem, Huang repeated that China insists on principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Cyprus and for a peaceful resolution of the Cyprus problem, based on UN decisions and international law.

The Republic of Cyprus remains divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island. Numerous UN-backed talks, aiming at reunifying the island under a federal roof, have failed to yield any results. The latest round of peace talks took place last July at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency