Cyprus and Georgia share common expectations vis-A�-vis their reunification, President says

Cyprus and Georgia share common expectations with regard to their reunification, on the basis of respect towards international law and the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states, the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday.

He was addressing an official dinner, in Tbilisi, hosted in his honor by the President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, in the framework of his official visit to the country. President Anastasiades assured his counterpart that Cyprus will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised boundaries, as well as the need to reach a positive result in the Geneva International Discussions.

At the same time, he conveyed his personal gratitude and that of the people of Cyprus for the principled stance of Georgia vis-A�-vis efforts for a Cyprus settlement.

My priority is nothing else than the resumption of negotiations to reach a viable and primarily functional solution, which will create a truly independent and sovereign state, free of any anachronistic guarantees and the military presence of third countries President Anastasiades underlined.

He said moreover that the consultations he had on Wednesday with the President and the Prime Minister of Georgia not only confirm the excellent level of relations between the two countries, but also highlight the commitment to enhance cooperation, on a bilateral and multilateral level.

The President of Cyprus said that the business forum he is going to attend, together with his Georgian counterpart, on Thursday, will provide additional impetus to enhancing and expanding economic relations.

Referring to historic ties between the two peoples, the President thanked the Georgian community in Cyprus for its contribution to the country’s economic, social and cultural development. He also noted the land that was granted for free to the Patriarchate of Georgia, in cooperation with the Church of Cyprus, in order to build an orthodox monastery, expected to be the largest monastery complex in Europe.

From her part, President Zourabichvili said that both Cypriots and Georgians are proud about the monastery in Cyprus, which she called a symbol of our great friendship. Speaking through an interpreter the President of Georgia also said that the level of cooperation between the two countries is unique, when it comes to the protection of cultural heritage.

The excellent relationship between the two countries and the generous mutual support will continue in the years to come, due to its solid background, Zourabichvili concluded.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Cyprus and Georgia share common expectations vis-A�-vis their reunification, President says

Cyprus and Georgia share common expectations with regard to their reunification, on the basis of respect towards international law and the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states, the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday.

He was addressing an official dinner, in Tbilisi, hosted in his honor by the President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, in the framework of his official visit to the country. President Anastasiades assured his counterpart that Cyprus will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised boundaries, as well as the need to reach a positive result in the Geneva International Discussions.

At the same time, he conveyed his personal gratitude and that of the people of Cyprus for the principled stance of Georgia vis-A�-vis efforts for a Cyprus settlement.

My priority is nothing else than the resumption of negotiations to reach a viable and primarily functional solution, which will create a truly independent and sovereign state, free of any anachronistic guarantees and the military presence of third countries President Anastasiades underlined.

He said moreover that the consultations he had on Wednesday with the President and the Prime Minister of Georgia not only confirm the excellent level of relations between the two countries, but also highlight the commitment to enhance cooperation, on a bilateral and multilateral level.

The President of Cyprus said that the business forum he is going to attend, together with his Georgian counterpart, on Thursday, will provide additional impetus to enhancing and expanding economic relations.

Referring to historic ties between the two peoples, the President thanked the Georgian community in Cyprus for its contribution to the country’s economic, social and cultural development. He also noted the land that was granted for free to the Patriarchate of Georgia, in cooperation with the Church of Cyprus, in order to build an orthodox monastery, expected to be the largest monastery complex in Europe.

From her part, President Zourabichvili said that both Cypriots and Georgians are proud about the monastery in Cyprus, which she called a symbol of our great friendship. Speaking through an interpreter the President of Georgia also said that the level of cooperation between the two countries is unique, when it comes to the protection of cultural heritage.

The excellent relationship between the two countries and the generous mutual support will continue in the years to come, due to its solid background, Zourabichvili concluded.

Source: Cyprus News Agency