Cyprus and China seek to further enhance their relations

Cyprus and China seek to further enhance their relations

The seventh Cyprus-China Intergovernmental Joint Economic Committee meeting took place on September 28, with a view to further tighten relations between the two countries, enhance and develop their cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, tourism, energy, agriculture, education and other sectors.

According to an official press release issued here today, the two sides reaffirmed the potential to further develop cooperation in existing and new fields, as the ones of energy and renewable energy sources, agriculture, telecommunications, civil aviation and education. They also underlined that there are favourable conditions to increase trade exchanges and enhance cooperation in the fields of investments and tourism.

The meeting was presided on the part of Cyprus by George Georghiou, Permanent Secretary of Cyprus` Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development and the Chinese International Trade Representative Zhang Xiangchen.

Speaking at the beginning of the meeting, Georghiou referred to the very good relations between Cyprus and China and the very close friendly relations between the two countries. Zhang confirmed the friendly ties of his country with Cyprus and underlined their excellent cooperation in the political sector as well.

Georghiou and Zhang expressed their satisfaction with the spirit of cooperation which prevailed during the meeting, and underlined that the result of these meetings will contribute to the development of the two countries` economic and other relations.