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House President signs condolences book for Egyptian diplomat
2005-07-11 12:07:49

Nicosia, Jul 11 (CNA) -- Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias signed the condolences book opened today at the Egyptian Embassy for the death of Egypt's Ambassador in Baghdad Ihab el-Sherif.

Expressing condolences on behalf of the Cyprus parliament for the diplomat who was kidnapped and executed by the Iraqi part of the Al - Qaeda group, Christofias said: ''the Egyptian people and government are friends of Cyprus and we believe we have a duty to stand by them at this moment''.

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