Adami reassures Cyprus of Malta’s support
Nicosia, Sep 25 (CNA) – Maltese President Edward Fenech-Adami reassured that his country will continue supporting the people of Cyprus and the government in efforts to reunite the island.
Speaking after receiving the credentials of Cyprus’ new High Commissioner to Malta, Stavros Epaminondas, Adami expressed the hope that Cyprus’ accession to the EU will help solve the problems the island is facing.
He also expressed Malta’s readiness to further strengthen the sincere and excellent relations between the two countries.
On his part, Epaminondas thanked the Maltese president for his support towards Cyprus and reminded the successful visit of President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos to Malta last February as well as his wish to further strengthen bilateral relations and deepen cooperation both in the EU and international organisations to promote and encourage common interests.
Adami referred to the British colonial past of the two countries and their efforts to gain independence.
“Malta was lucky because it was freed without any bloodshed. Cyprus, unfortunately, still faces some problems”, he concluded.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the island’s northern third.