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Cyprus and Armenian House Speakers reassure common views
2004-10-19 16:51:55

by Maria Fili Yerevan, Oct 19 (CNA) -- Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias and Armenia's National Assembly President Arthur Baghdasaryan said they have reassured during their talks here the common views Cyprus and Armenia share on issues of common interest and full understanding of each side's positions. Christofias and Baghdasaryan were addressing a banquet hosted by the latter in Christofia's honour on the occasion of his official visit to Armenia, at the head of a parliamentary delegation.

Baghdasaryan said relations between Cyprus and Armenia have to be developed further, expressing certainty that with his personality and political prestige Christofias will contribute significantly towards this direction.

He reiterated his country's support to Cyprus' struggle for a settlement to its political problem, wishing for a speedy solution.

Christofias noted the similarity of the history of the people of Cyprus and the people of Armenia, noting that ''we are two victimized people that through their struggle to survive have developed a high sense of solidarity and love for the individual and of justice.''

He noted his talks in Armenia were fruitful and were a follow-up of the talks that took place during Baghdasaryan's visit to Cyprus.

He stressed that agreements between the two countries must bear fruit and pledged he will make every effort in this direction.

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