Armenian President underpins closer ties with Cyprus

Armenian President underpins closer ties with Cyprus

The new Ambassador of Cyprus to Yerevan briefed the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan on developments in the Cyprus issue, Turkish actions in the Republic`s exclusive economic zone, as well as on economic progress.

According to an official announcement, Ambassador George Kasoulides, who is based in Moscow, thanked President Sargsyan for his country’s principled stance vis-à-vis the Cyprus problem.

Kasoulides presented his credentials to Sargsyan, during a ceremony on January 20, at the Presidential Palace, in Yerevan.

During the ceremony, Kasoulides conveyed the wish of President Nicos Anastasiades to develop closer ties with Armenia, with Sargsyan referring in return to the “brotherly relations” between the two countries.

The President of Armenia added that there is room for further strengthening and developing these ties.

In a tête-à-tête meeting after the ceremony, Kasoulides briefed the President on Turkey`s actions in the EEZ of Cyprus and their impact on settlement talks.

On the economy, Kasoulides underscored the first signs of recovery, following the severe economic crisis that hit Cyprus.

Sargsyan hailed the excellent cooperation of the two countries on an international level, such as the UN, and thanked Nicosia for its support within the EU.

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