Cyprus President said that the country remains a reliable partner of Russia

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in Photobacterium of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis. Archival photoCyprus President said that the country remains a reliable partner of Russia© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis said that the country remains a reliable partner of Russia, and he is ready to visit Moscow to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

As reported by the Cypriot news Agency CNA, the Anastasiadis said, speaking Saturday night at the opening ceremony of the 12th Cypriot-Russian festival in Limassol. The text of the speech published on the website of the government Bureau of printing and information.

«Cyprus will remain a reliable partner of Russia, especially now when the country is emerging stronger than ever from an unprecedented crisis and the path to recovery is faster than anyone could have predicted,» — said Anastasiadis.

According to him, the festival is held for 12 consecutive years and has established itself as an event that promotes unity, solidarity between the two Nations, demonstrating their unique culture and traditions, is a celebration of true friendship.

Anastasiades described his visit to Russia in 2015, a milestone in relations between the two countries and praised the actions of the Russian community in Cyprus and great contribution in the Cyprus cause.

The President said, is ready to visit Moscow to explore new areas of mutually beneficial cooperation in the case that will not be possible to hold the Russian visit to Cyprus at the highest level.

Anastasiadis expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Cyprus for the principled position of Russia on the Cyprus settlement, and asked the Russian Ambassador in Nicosia Stanislav Osadchiy to convey his deep gratitude to President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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