Armenia Addresses Cyprus Issue

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia fully supports the establishment of a bi-zonal and bi-communal unified state of Cyprus–said the Armenian ambassador to Cyprus–Armen Petrosian to the Xinkua news agency on Tuesday.

Presenting his credentials to Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides–Petrosian said that Armenia closely follows developmen’s on the island and that a stronger and unified Cyprus will have a greater effect in the international arena.

Petrosian praised today’s Cyprus as a showcase of remarkable achievemen’s and said that Cyprus has performed miracles and has achieved worldwide respect for the way it has managed to provide security and welfare for its citizens.

Clerides said on the occasion that his government all along seeks a peaceful–just–viable and lasting solution to the Cyprus issue–based on the UN resolutions which call for a bi-communal and bi-zonal federal state.

Petrosian also expressed Armenia’s support to Cyprus’ efforts to join the European Union.

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