Cyprus has no intention of leaving euro - president

NICOSIA, March 29 Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:04am EDT

NICOSIA, March 29 (Reuters) - Cyprus has no intention of leaving the European single currency, the island's president said on Friday, assuring Cypriots that the situation was "contained" in the wake of a tough bailout deal with the European Union.

"We have no intention of leaving the euro," President Nicos Anastasiades told a conference in Nicosia. "In no way will we experiment with the future of our country," he said.

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