New ambassadors to Cyprus from China, Jordan

President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday received the credentials of two new ambassadors to Cyprus – from China and from Jordan which appoints a resident head of diplomatic mission in Nicosia for the first time.

Both China’s Xingyuan Huang and Jordan’s Mohamad Sharari El-Bakhit El-Fayez have underlined the need for their countries to further strengthen bilateral and other relations with Cyprus.

Huang said bilateral relations between China and Cyprus have made significant progress over the past recent years.
“Close communication and cooperation in international affairs has been maintained,” he also said. “Especially, Your Excellency’s successful visit to China last October was a big event and opened a new chapter in our bilateral relations,” he added.
On the Cyprus issue, the ambassador said the Chinese Government and people are following it closely.

President Anastasiades said Cyprus, as a member state of the European Union, considers the People’s Republic of China as a valuable strategic partner and an important international and regional player.“We will continue to support the enhancement of the relations between the European Union and China on the political, economic and cultural level,” he added.“As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China is ready to play a positive role to efforts towards its resolution,” he added.

Jordan’s El-Fayez said he was honoured to present his credentials as the first Jordanian resident Ambassador assigned to this important post.“I have been instructed by His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein to exert all possible efforts to further promote and enhance the already excellent relations which Jordan and Cyprus currently enjoy,” he added.

President Anastasaides said the opening of the Embassy of Cyprus in Amman in 2009 demonstrated the commitment of the two governments for further expansion of the cooperation between the two countries.“I am also honored and delighted to soon welcome His Majesty to Cyprus for a visit that will further enhance our cooperation,” he added.

The King’s visit is scheduled in mid-September.“My official visit to Amman, in November 2015, upon invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah II, was a cornerstone in this respect,” the President also said.