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House President expresses Cypriots' hopes from British Presidency
2005-07-06 12:25:54

Nicosia, Jul 6 (CNA) -- Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias told new British High Commissioner in Nicosia Peter Millett today that the Cyprus people look to the British EU Presidency to maintain a stance that will not create anti-British feelings.

Speaking to the press after a meeting with the new High Commissioner, Christofias said that Millett told him that this is also his own goal. The House President added though that ''in diplomacy these statements must be interpreted into political action.''

Referring to the meeting, Christofias said they discussed how they should build their relations and that he elaborated on the history of the Cyprus problem and Britain's role.

''I talked to the new High Commissioner very frankly and I expressed to him our views concerning Britain's policy historically, but mainly during this period that it presides'' over the EU, he said.

He noted that they agreed to have frequent meetings and to elaborate on the Greek Cypriot positions on the Cyprus question.

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