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Cyprus to fully cooperate with new Egyptian President

05 June, 2014

The Republic of Cyprus congratulates the newly elected President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sissi and expresses its willingness to fully cooperate with his government in a constructive partnership embracing all issues of bilateral relations as well as on the regional and international level.

An announcement by the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Cyprus notes that "Cyprus takes good note of the overall peaceful and orderly conduct of the elections and the level of participation".

"The holding of the presidential elections marks an important step in the implementation of the constitutional road map towards the transition to democracy in Egypt" it is added.

The press release also notes that "as stated in the congratulatory message of the President of the Republic of Cyprus to the new Egyptian President, Cyprus considers Egypt as a prominent neighboring country and a strategic partner and stands ready to support efforts by Egypt to tackle the serious challenges ahead, among them the dire economic situation, the security situation, the respect of human rights and most importantly the holding of the parliamentary elections in due time".

Concluding, the Foreign Ministry states that Cyprus reiterates its unequivocal support to the quest of the Egyptian people for a democratic, stable and prosperous Egypt.