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China supports Cyprus' territorial integrity and sovereignty
2005-06-22 13:17:34

Nicosia, Jun 22 (CNA)

China steadily supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Cyprus Republic as well as a political settlement of the island's longstanding problem based on the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

The Chinese positions were reaffirmed here today by Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui, during his talks with Cypriot Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary, Sotos Zakhaios.

According to an official press release during the talks the friendly bilateral relations between the two countries were reaffirmed as well as the cooperation at international fora.

Zhang Yesui said that the Chinese Foreign Minister will soon visit Cyprus at the invitation of his Cypriot counterpart George Iacovou and is looking forward for President Tassos Papadopoulos' visit to China next year.

The Chinese official will meet this afternoon with Foreign Minister George Iacovou.

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