Xi congratulates Christodoulides on assuming Cypriot presidency

Nikos Christodoulides (front) speaks during a swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Feb 28, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated Nikos Christodoulides on assuming office as the president of Cyprus.

In his message, Xi said that with a long-lasting friendship and high-level development of strategic partnership, China and Cyprus have been deepening political mutual trust and advancing exchanges and cooperation in various fields.

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Xi said he holds in high regard the development of China-Cyprus relations and stands ready to work with President Christodoulides to push for an even more productive China-Cyprus strategic partnership so as to deliver more benefits to the two peoples.