House Speaker wraps up visit to Czech Republic

House Speaker wraps up visit to Czech Republic

Chairwoman of the Czech Republic – Cyprus Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group in the Parliament of Czech Republic Kristýna Zelienková has shown an interest the agreements signed between Cyprus and Russia.

Zelienková has asked President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou for clarifications regarding the facilities which Cyprus provides to the Russian Federation, reliable sources have told CNA.

Omirou stressed that Cyprus opts for the demilitarization of the island and even the withdrawal of the British Bases from the island. He also referred to Russia`s unwavering support to Cyprus at the UN Security Council, saying Moscow continues to support Nicosia on the basis of the principled positions of international law.

The agreement signed between the Presidents of Russia and Cyprus in Moscow, during President Anastasiades` official visit to Russia, allows Russian navy ships to use Cypriot ports.

Omirou wrapped up his official visit to the Czech Republic with a dinner hosted in his honor by Zelienková, also attended by members of the Friendship Group.

Addressing Omirou, Zelienková said that his contacts were fruitful. She said she was please Omirou had the time to meet with her and exchange views on a number of issues concerning both sides.

On his part, Omirou expressed his thanks for the invitation extended to him by the President of the Czech Parliament to visit the country and for the opportunity given to him to meet with the Chairperson and members of the Friendship Group.

He said that during his visit he had productive and fruitful meetings with the Speaker, the President of the Senate, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the country.

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ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY