Anastasiades commends Cyprus-Russia business relations
President Nicos Anastasiades has commended the Cyprus-Russia Business Association and the island’s Chamber of Commerce, for their active contribution in strengthening business and economic relations.
Addressing the Cyprus-Russia Christmas Gala on Friday, the President said that the event provided an opportunity for the government to pay tribute to the links between the two countries.
He said the two countries “enjoy and share long-standing historic and fraternal relations at all levels and in all fields, including the political, economic, business and investment sectors, and a special, deep-rooted friendship between our people, which goes back centuries.”
The President added that Cyprus-Russia relations are founded in, “solid and deeply-entrenched historical, cultural, and religious ties.”
President Anastasiades said all governments of Cyprus as well as the people “highly appreciate the principled position that Russia has maintained on the Cyprus problem throughout the years and its firm support in our efforts to reach a just settlement, which will end the military occupation and reunify the country and its people.”
Regarding the economic cooperation with Russia, he said business interaction, investments, tourism, education and cultural exchanges are supported and promoted in a systematic manner, at all levels.
He also paid tribute to the “vibrant Russian community on the island. Their active contribution to the economy of Cyprus, as well as the cultural wealth they bring to the Cypriot social fabric, is indeed invaluable.”