|The Reception Celebrating the National Day of China was Held in the Chinese Embassy|
The reception celebrating the 64th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China was held in the Chinese Embassy on 24 September 2013.
H.E. Ambassador LIU Xinsheng made a toast, in which he extended greetings to all the Chinese nationals in Cyprus and all the Cypriot friends. He also focused on the Chinese dream and expressed his good wishes for the future development of China-Cyprus relations.
H.E. Mr. Fotis Fotiou, Minister of Defence of Cyprus, attended the reception and spoke on behalf of H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus. He offered his warmest congratulations to the Chinese People for this historic occasion, conveyed the warmest greetings of President Anastasiades to Chinese President Xi Jinping and thanked Chinese President and Foreign Minister for their congratulatory messages for Cyprus' Independence Day.
Around 400 guests attended the reception, including former Presidents of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias and Mr. George Vassiliou, H.E. Mr. Petros Petrides, Minister of Health of Cyprus, Metropolitan Chrysostomos, Metropolitan of Kition, Mrs. Lisa Buttenheim, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, and other ambassadors accredited to Cyprus.