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China, Cyprus vow to enhance bilateral ties

2010-10-19 12:28:13 GMT2010-10-19 20:28:13 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) shakes hands with Cypriot Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) shakes hands with Cypriot Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (2nd R) holds talks with Cypriot Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou (2nd L) in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- China and Cyrus's foreign ministers met here Tuesday and vowed to promote bilateral mutual beneficial relations.

During their talk, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said China attached great importance to China-Cyprus relations and was ready to join with Cyprus to enhance bilateral ties amid the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.

Yang said China appreciated Cyprus' efforts to strengthen Sino-EU relations and valued the EU's role in international affairs.

China hoped to make joint efforts with Cyprus to put forward the comprehensive and strategic partnership in line with the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, Yang added.

Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Kyprianou said Cyprus highly valued the two states' sincere friendship.

He said the Cypriot side would not interfere with issues concerning China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Cyprus wished to enhance cooperation and exchanges with China in many fields and promote EU-China relations, Kyprianou added.

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