Friday, September 24, 2010

Iran: Iran-Cyprus to expand bilateral relations

New York, Sept 24, IRNA – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias said that Iran-Cyprus senior officials are eager to deepen and consolidate bilateral ties.

In the meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, Ahmadinejad said that there are many opportunities for developing ties and cooperation between Iran and Cyprus and called relations between the two countries positive and expanding.
He said that coordinated programs can expand bilateral cooperation in different political, economic and cultural fields and undoubtedly such cooperation would be beneficial for both nations.

Ahmadinejad also appreciated Cyprus stances for supporting Palestinian people and added that the only solution to Palestinian problem is recognition of Palestinian right of sovereignty.
President Christofias also underlined that Iran has a noticeable role in the region and continued that Cyprus is following its expansion of ties with Iran in all fields , especially in the framework of Non-Aligned Movement.