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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams welcomes election of new Cypriot president

27 February, 2008

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP MLA has welcomed the election of AKEL leader Dimitris Christofias as the new Cyprus president.

Mr Adams said,

"AKEL has a long history of working for peace and reconciliation and for a better future for all in Cyprus. I am very heartened to hear that the new president immediately announced his wish to extend the hand of friendship to the Turkish Cypriot people and their leadership. This is very much in keeping with the positive role played by Dimitris Christofias to date.

"I would like to send my congratulations to Mr Christofias and welcome his election as president." Críoch

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