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Austrian President receives credentials of Cypriot Ambassador
2005-09-13 17:37:45

Nicosia, Sep 13 (CNA) -- President of Austria Hainz Fischer has asked Cyprus' Ambassador to Vienna Kornelios Korneliou to brief him on the latest developments concerning the Protocol Extending the Customs Union of Turkey with the EU.

Speaking at a ceremony during which Korneliou presented his credentials to the Austrian President, Fischer referred to the excellent bilateral relations between the new countries, expressed his appreciation for Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and asked the Cypriot Ambassador to convey him his warm regards.

An official press release said Fischer asked to be informed on the latest developments regarding the Protocol extending the Customs Union of Turkey with the EU.

The Cypriot Ambassador thanked the President of Austria for his personal contribution to the upgrading of the already excellent relations between the two countries, and briefed him on the latest developments concerning the Protocol and the expectations of the Republic of Cyprus on this issue.

He thanked the Austrian President for the position of principle Austria has always held on the Cyprus question and for its support to the positions of the Republic of Cyprus in the EU framework.

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