Cyprus and Serbia have reiterated the close relations and common principles and values which the two countries share over the years.
This was done after talks in Belgrade between House President Annita Demetriou and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic on Monday.
Cyprus’ position on the Kosovo issue which is the non-acceptance of any legitimacy of the illegality was also stressed.
“It is no coincidence that we have Serbia’s full backing on the Cyprus problem,” Demetriou told journalists.
“Cyprus was one of the first countries which had a clear position on the Kosovo issue, that it will never accept legalising any illegality,” she added.
In addition, the House President said she informed the Prime Minister of the initiative with Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Ivica Dačić, to strengthen the high-level relations to the parliamentary level.
She also said that this initiative will be the start of all that we have to achieve, adding that they will examine further ways to cooperate in the fields of energy, education and trade.
This is also the position of the Serbian Speaker, Demetriou added.
We have a lot to do in the area of interparliamentary dialogue,” she added.
The President of Parliament also attended a working lunch in her honour hosted by the Serbia-Cyprus friendship group at the parliament and also met with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Vanja Udovičić.
She also visited the “Mungosi” Futsal Club (Section for Children with Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities).
Demetriou presented the club with a donation and expressed the House’s readiness to help the club.
The Cypriot Speaker also visited a shelter for female victims of domestic abuse and pledged the House’s support.
Demetriou is to return home on Wednesday.