Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov has expressed his wish to enhance political dialogue between his country and Cyprus, at a ceremony during which the Republic of Cyprus’ new ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Kypros Giorgallis presented him with his credentials on Tuesday.
A press release by the Foreign Ministry said that on the sidelines of the accreditation, the Ambassador, in his exchanges also with the Kyrgyz Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed “grave concern and disappointment as regards the recent decision to grant the secessionist entity in the occupied part of Cyprus an “observer” status to the Organisation of Turkic States”.
At the ceremony, held at the Presidential Palace in Bishkek, the Ambassador relayed the Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades’ “warm regards” and expressed his readiness and commitment to further strengthen and deepen the relations between the two countries and their cooperation, bilaterally as well as within the context of European Union – Kyrgyz Republic relations, it is noted.
On his part, the press release said, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, conveyed his personal wishes and cordial greetings to President Anastasiades. “Furthermore, he attached emphasis on enhancing the political dialogue between the two countries at bilateral level, as well as within the context of European Union – Kyrgyz Republic relations”, it adds. He also expressed his readiness to support the Ambassador’s mission aiming at enhancing the relations between the two countries.
It is noted that, on the sidelines of the accreditation, the Ambassador had a number of exchanges including with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the First Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, to whom he expressed among other things, “grave concern and disappointment as regards the recent decision to grant the secessionist entity in the occupied part of Cyprus an “observer” status to the Organisation of Turkic States”.
A decision, it adds, that runs contrary to international law, including UN Security Council resolutions 541 (1983) and 550 (1984). “Moreover, he stressed that the Republic of Cyprus remains supportive of the further enhancement of EU – Kyrgyz Republic relations, provided that these are anchored on the respect of UN Charter, including the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of states”, the press release said.
It further notes that the interlocutors agreed on the need to enhance both bilateral and EU – Kyrgyz Republic relations and reassured on their commitment towards international law and the relevant United Nations Resolutions.
Source: Cyprus News Agency