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Japan to Continue Contribution to Peaceful and Viable Solution of Cyprus Problem

Japan to Continue Contribution to Peaceful and Viable Solution of Cyprus Problem

Newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Japan to Cyprus, based in Athens, Yashuiro Shimicu, pledged that his government will continue its contributions to a peaceful and viable solution based on the related United Nations resolutions, as a member of the G7 and the United Nations. Shimicu presented his credentials to President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades, during a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace. 

Conveying the Emperor of Japan’s “sincere hope that the friendly relations now happily existing between our two countries shall be further enhanced in the years to come”, Shimicu said that the two countries maintain excellent bilateral relations since the establishment of their diplomatic relations the Cyprus News Agency reports.

“As Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Cyprus, I would like to further strengthen and develop the friendly relations and cooperation between our two countries”, he said, adding that the recent official visits of Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and Interior Minister Petrides (then Under Secretary to the President) to Japan as well as those of Vice Finance Minister Kijara and several Parliamentary members to Cyprus, “greatly contributed to further developing our relationship”. Moreover, the success of a series of exhibitions and performances by Japanese artists in the framework of European Capital of Culture, Pafos 2017, enhanced the understanding of our cultures and deepened the friendship of our people, he said.

Shimicu assured that the establishment of the Embassy of Japan in Cyprus on January 1st in 2018 will enhance further mutual relations and friendship between our two countries.

Regarding the Cyprus problem, he confirmed the Japanese government’s position that it will “continue its contributions to a peaceful and viable solution based on the related United Nations resolutions as a member of the G7 and the United Nations so that the people of Cyprus may live in a secure environment”.

Receiving the credentials, President Anastasiades said that Cyprus and Japan share a long-standing relationship of friendship and mutual understanding, based on their shared values of democracy and peace, and our commitment to international law.

The geographical distance between our countries has not been an obstacle in improving our relations in many fields, especially in trade and economy, noting the upcoming opening of the Embassy of Japan in Nicosia will “contribute greatly towards the expanding and deepening of our cooperation bilaterally and in multilateral fora, to the benefit of our two countries and peoples”.

In addition, as an EU member state, Cyprus remains committed to the promotion of closer cooperation between the EU and Japan and will continue working constructively with its European partners towards intensifying the close cooperation with one another in international and multilateral fora, in a multitude of areas, including regional and global challenges, such as security policy, environment and climate change, development policy and disaster relief.

Anastasiades also thanked the Japanese government for its strong support of efforts to end the unacceptable status quo and reunite Cyprus and its people, in line with the relevant UN Council Resolutions, the EU values and principles, the High-Level Agreements between the leaders of the two communities and the Joint Declaration of February 11, 2014.

He repeated the government’s “unwavering determination to end the division of the island and our commitment to exert every effort to reach a comprehensive settlement”.

He further conveyed “in the clearest terms that we are strongly committed to negotiating a solution within the parameters that the Secretary General has set, for a viable comprehensive settlement fully in line with European and international law that reunites Cyprus in a truly independent and sovereign state, free of any third country dependencies that will offer the prospect of prosperity and peaceful co-existence for all its citizens”.

Turning to the economy, the President said that "despite the economic difficulties that we have faced, our country’s comparative advantages not only remain intact, but have been further enhanced and expanded, setting them apart from most investment destinations. Cyprus continues to be a highly competitive center for international businesses, offering a platform for operations and preferential access to markets like Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia”.

He said the government’s most important priority, following the restoration of the state’s and the financial system’s credibility is “attracting investors in the productive sectors of the economy”, noting that Foreign Direct Investment has witnessed a 9.1% rise in 2016, compared to the previous year, which was the second largest increase at EU level.

“We are striving towards making Cyprus a world class destination for business and investment”, the President noted.

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