05 December, 2006
Speaker of the Romanian Senate Nicolae Vacaroiu has supported the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus, adding that as a full EU member state as of January 1st 2007, Romania will back and support Cyprus' cause.
Vacaroiu, who was speaking during a meeting with Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias, who is paying an official visit to Romania, expressed the desire for cooperation and further development of relations between the two countries.
CNA has learnt that during the meeting Christofias elaborated on the Cyprus question and the latest developments.
He also noted Cyprus' readiness to help Romania as a new EU member state.
Christofias referred to the upgrading of relations between Cyprus and Romania in all fields, including the economy, culture and tourism.
The Speaker of the Romanian Senate thanked Cyprus for being one of the first countries which ratified Romania's accession agreement to the EU.
Christofias and Vacaroiu referred to the relations between the two parliaments, ways to strengthen them and the exchange of visits.
Christofias invited Vacaroiu to visit Cyprus.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Romania's political parties.
Source: Athens News Agency