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Cypriot President signs book of condolences for Rainier III
2005-04-14 12:02:06

Nicosia, Apr 14 (CNA) -- Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos expressed deep sorrow today over the death of Prince of Monaco Rainier III, noting that the deceased had placed Monaco on the world map as an islet of peace and stability in the region.

After singing the book of condolences, which opened at the Consulate of Monaco in Nicosia, President Papadopoulos expressed the sorrow of the government and people of Cyprus, and his personally, over the death of Prince Rainier III, ''whose administration placed Monaco on the world map again as a notable credit service centre and an islet of peace and stability in this region.''

The book of condolences was also signed today by House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias and political party leaders, among others.

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