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The Chinese Ambassador to Cyprus Mr Limin Zhang reassured the Government Spokesman Mr Kypros Chrysostomides, during their meeting yesterday in Nicosia, that China was closely monitoring developments on the Cyprus problem and that it remained a friend of Cyprus and a supporter of its efforts for reunification.
The Government Spokesman informed the Chinese diplomat about the collapse of the UN-led peace talks in The Hague, caused by the intransigent stance of the Turkish Cypriot leader and Ankara. He also briefed him on the recent maneuvers of the Turkish side, which were done in an effort to improve its negative image in the international scene following the collapse of the talks.
Mr Chrysostomides added that the current situation of the partial lifting of restrictions on movement did not withdraw the occupation faits-accomplis, and was not a solution of the Cyprus problem. China's Ambassador fully agreed with the
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