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Irish and Cypriot people went through parallel struggles, Anastasiades says

President Nicos Anastasiades with the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr

President Nicos Anastasiades has said on Wednesday that cooperation between Ireland and Cyprus was of vital importance during “today’s turbulent times”.

He was addressing an event at Dublin’s Mansion House where he was received by Lord Mayor Brendan Carr.
Anastasiades signed the visitors` book expressing his thanks to Carr and the municipal council and the citizens of Dublin for their warm hospitality.

Addressing an event he noted that “the Irish and Cypriot people went through parallel struggles in order to gain their independence.”

They share, he added, “common principles and values and face the same contemporary challenges.”

“Our cooperation in today’s turbulent times is of a vital importance,” he said.

He extended Cyprus’ “sincere appreciation for all those Irish men and women who served through the years at the UN peace keeping force in Cyprus and to mark the presence of a number of Irish veterans who honour us here today.”

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