House President discusses Cyprus-Japan ties with Japanese Communist Party delegation

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris has expressed his will to further develop and deepen relations between Cyprus and Japan.

Syllouris had a meeting today at his office with a delegation of the Japanese Communist Party which is currently visiting Cyprus at the invitation of the main opposition left wing AKEL party.

According to an official press release issued by the House of Representatives, the delegation consisted of the Vice Chairman of the Central Executive Committee and Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the party Yasuo Ogata and and the member of the Office of International Relations of the Party Hiroshi Yonezawa.

During the meeting, the House Speaker stressed his will to further develop and deepen Cyprus-Japan relations at all levels and especially at the parliamentary level. He then referred to the Cyprus problem and briefed the delegation on the outcome of the negotiations in Crans Montana.

Ogata assured Syllouris that he would work towards promoting Japan-Cyprus relations in the interest of both countries. He expressed his gratitude for the solidarity and support of the Cypriot Parliament to the people of Japan after the devastating earthquake in March 2011.

They also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.

Source: Cyprus News Agency