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Cyprus, Estonia Presidents agree on further deepening cooperation

The similarities between Cyprus and Estonia, despite their geographical distance, noted on Wednesday in Nicosia, Cyprus President, Nikos Christodoulides, and his Estonian counterpart, Alar Karis, after their meeting at the Presidential Palace, as well as their agreement to further deepen cooperation at all levels by exploring new areas such as investment, cyber security and maritime affairs.

In their statements after their private meeting and the extended consultations with the participation of the members of the delegations of the two countries, President Christodoulides said that the understanding and cooperation between Cyprus and Estonia were “stronger than ever before.”

He also said that he was looking forward to reciprocate the visit of the Estonian President, who arrived to Cyprus accompanied by a business delegation, to go to Talin with a Cypriot business delegation in order to create the conditions for cooperation between the two countries’ business people.

President Karis, expressed his “joy” to be in Nicosia the year when both Estonia and Cyprus celebrate their 20th anniversary of joining the European Union family. “This visit highlights the depth of our partnership with Cyprus and our wish to further nurture our friendly relations”, he said.

As regards his country’s stand on the reunification of Cyprus, he said that they “fully support” a reunification based on bicommunal, bizonal federation in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions. “We must all do our part to support achieving this”, he said.

The Estonian President also said that the humanitarian situation in Gaza remains dire and that his country “highly” valued all the effort Cyprus has taken to open a humanitarian corridor, the Amalthea Initiative, “to deliver much needed additional assistance by sea”.