President of the House Annita Demetriou on Wednesday stressed that the international community must not show selective tolerance on matters of principle, neither should it apply the logic of double standards.
She was referring to the role that Turkey seeks to play in the war in Ukraine despite Ankara’s refusal to implement sanctions imposed collectively against Russia.
Referring to her recent visit to the Polish-Ukrainian border, Demetriou stressed that Cyprus remained firmly committed to respecting the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all states, in light of the island’s own experience over the past 48 years as a consequence of the Turkish invasion and continuing occupation of part of its territory.
Demetriou was speaking at a meeting with a delegation of executives of the 5th Greek-Jewish Mission, which is taking place in Cyprus, Israel and Greece.
Cyprus attached special importance to the tripartite cooperation with Greece and Israel at all levels, she told the delegation.
Demetriou also noted the existing opportunities for further strengthening of relations and cooperation between the House of Representatives and the US Congress. Demetriou expressed the readiness of the Cypriot parliament to undertake joint initiatives and actions, with the participation of diaspora organisations and in cooperation with the Presidential Commissioner.