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Cyprus President: Russia's support to Cyprus is based on principles
2005-01-11 09:44:03

Nicosia, Jan 11 (CNA) -- Russia's support to Cyprus is based on principles, Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos said today when asked about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Russia and Ankara's efforts to secure a change in Russia's long-standing stance on Cyprus.

''I think the support Russia gives us is based on principles and of course we will be briefed on this visit. I think Russia will continue to have the same position,'' Papadopoulos said.

Meanwhile Cyprus Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said the Government follows developments regarding Erdogan's visit to Russia, assuring that diplomatic contacts between Cyprus and Russia are excellent.

''All developments are followed, news are noted and verified. Diplomatic contacts with the Russian Federation are on an excellent level'', he added.

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