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President congratulates Irish Premier on ratification of Nice Treaty
2002-10-23 09:51:09

President congratulates Irish Premier on ratification of Nice Treaty Nicosia, Oct 23 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides has extended sincere congratulations to Prime Minister of Ireland, Bertie Ahern, on the positive outcome of the recent Irish referendum regarding the ratification of the Treaty of Nice.

In a telegram to the Irish Prime Minister, President Clerides states that ''this historic decision constitutes a step towards the further enlargement of the European Union and also towards the establishment of lasting peace, security and prosperity for all of its citizens.''

President Clerides adds that ''the Republic of Cyprus as a candidate country looks forward to working closely with Ireland on the successful completion of these objectives.''|

''On behalf of the people and the government of the Republic of Cyprus I wish to extend to your Excellency our sincere congratulations on the positive outcome of the recent Irish referendum regarding the ratification of the Treaty of Nice'', the telegram to the Irish Prime Minister says.

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