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Cypriot House President congratulates Italian Parliament new leadership
2006-05-02 15:32:32

Nicosia, May 2 (CNA) - Cypriot House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias has sent letters to the Italian Parliament's President of the Chamber of Deputies Fausto Bertinotti and President of the Senate Franco Marini, congratulating them on their election.

Wishing them every success in their new, highly demanding duties, Christofias refers to the close and traditionally friendly relations between the Cypriot and the Italian Parliaments, as well as the excellent cooperation both on bilateral and international level.

''These relations are premised on the common Euro-Mediterranean identity and principles on which the two countries and their peoples are focused upon,'' Christofias notes.

The Cypriot House President also says that he looks forward to continuing and further strengthening this cooperation, noting that after the Cypriot parliamentary elections scheduled for May 21, the Cypriot House will submit proposals towards this direction.

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