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MOSCOW, May 29. /ITAR-TASS/. Cyprus respects Russia’s position on the Ukrainian crisis, Russia’s Foreign Ministry says.
The ministry commented on Thursday’s consultations between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides.
“The discussions on international issues revealed the commonness approaches towards European and regional problems, including relations between Russia and the European Union,” the ministry says.
“During the meeting, the parties agreed to continue the work on further development and strengthening of cooperation, including in the trade and economic fields,” it says.
Kasoulides confirmed Cyprus’ readiness to facilitate security and stability on the European continent and the normalization of the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, the ministry says.
Cyprus expressed gratitude to Russia “for consistent contribution to solving the existing problems on the basis of the UN Security Council resolutions”, it says.
During the consultations, the parties exchanged views on a wide range of issues and studied cooperation within international organisations, the ministry says.