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Cyprus President says relations with US are improving
2006-05-02 12:10:21

Nicosia, May 2 - The relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the United States show constant improvement, Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has pointed out.

''The relations between both countries are improving constantly. Our relations are good, when there is good understanding. We want cooperation and friendship with the US, but we will not sacrifice what we see as our basic national interests,'' he added.

He was replying to questions on his interview with Greek newspaper ''Eleftheros Typos''. The newspaper had alleged that relations between Cyprus and the US were deteriorating.

Asked whether he was planning to travel to the US for contacts with the US administration, he said that for any matters that arise, he is in contact with the US Ambassador in Nicosia, Mr. Roland Schlicher.

''I have not asked for any contact. I communicate with the US Ambassador in Nicosia, who is a very good Ambassador and his mission here is effective,'' he noted.

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