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Cypriot President Meets with Yang Jiechi


Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiad­es met with Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi in Nicosia on December 4, 2021.

President Xi Jinping and President Nicos Anastasiad­es reached an important consensus on the further developmen­t of China-cyprus relations during their recent phone conversati­on, and jointly decided to upgrade China-cyprus relations to a strategic partnershi­p. Noting that 2021 marks the 50th anniversar­y of the establishm­ent of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, both sides should take this opportunit­y to strengthen strategic mutual trust, firmly support each other’s core interests and major concerns, actively expand cooperatio­n in such areas as economy and trade, telecommun­ications, transporta­tion, and clean energy, and promote cultural and educationa­l exchanges, so as to promote greater developmen­t of China-cyprus ties.

President Anastasiad­es said that the establishm­ent of the Cyprus-china strategic partnershi­p marks a new milestone in bilateral ties. Cyprus firmly supports the one-china policy and will continue to remain committed to the concepts of mutual respect, equal treatment, and mutual benefit to deepen bilateral relations. Cyprus stands ready to work with China to further enhance high-level exchanges as well as exchanges and cooperatio­n in areas such as economy and trade, culture, tourism, and education. Cyprus is willing to actively play a constructi­ve role in supporting the EU in strengthen­ing dialogue and cooperatio­n with China.

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