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President Christofias Congratulates New President of the United States Barack Obama
2009-01-22 09:15:38

Nicosia, Jan 21 - President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias has sent a letter of congratulations to new President of the United States Barack Obama, saying that Cyprus looks to the new President to support efforts for a political settlement of the Cyprus problem, which will terminate Turkey’s military occupation of the island.

He notes that Mr. Obama's message to the people was strong and clear, and his reference to the sovereign equality of states, the support to international law, the determination to abolish poverty, deeply impresses and inspires the Cypriots.

President Christofias says that the Republic of Cyprus, a small island state, which is the victim of unjust aggression, expects Mr. Obama to support efforts to reach a solution that will end Turkey’s military occupation of the island’s northern part.

He expresses certainty that Mr. Obama's policies will greatly benefit the people of America and the people of the world in general.

President Christofias also says he looks forward to a closer relationship between the U.S. and Cyprus, and wishes success, health and happiness to the new President.

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