Anastasiadis on the Cyprus issue: The positions of the Greek Cypriot side are clear

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The positions of our side are clear, said today the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis referring to Cyprus. He added that if Turkey attends the informal conference on Cyprus with a decision to find a solution that will protect all the people of Cyprus and that will not ignore the concerns of the Greek Cypriots, then a solution can be found in the Cyprus issue.

Speaking to reporters after a visit to the Health Insurance Agency, President Anastasiadis was asked to comment on whether he had been briefed by the President of the European Council and the President of the Commission on their meeting with the President of Turkey. not yet, but what we said during the last conversation with the President of the European Council is that we will be informed within days “.

Asked what he will present to the UK Undersecretary of State for Europe, with whom he will meet later today, Nikos Anastasiadis said, according to the correspondent of ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, that it will set “the clear positions of the Greek Cypriot side, as they were set to the European Council and to each interlocutor, that is, that the solution remains the one suggested by UN resolutions of the National Council, but also the parameters of the UN Secretary General, based on the announcement of November 25, 2019 when they had a meeting with the UN Secretary General under his auspices, and Mr. Akinci “.

Commenting to a reporter that the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cyprus, Jane Hall Lut, appeared to have low expectations of the informal conference in Geneva, the President said she was reluctant to comment, adding that expectations depended on “the political will of Turkey. “If a decision is made to find a solution that will protect all the people of Cyprus, that will not ignore the concerns of the Greek Cypriots, I do not see what the problem will be to find a solution.”

“Keep a low profile”

Asked to comment on criticism from the opposition in the middle of the election campaign, but also in view of the informal conference on Cyprus and whether this in any way affects the issue of the informal conference, the President said that “it does not affect the amount and does not concern presidential elections. Parliamentary Elections. I am not involved in the parliamentary elections and I have no intention of getting involved. We have democracy, every political party, every political force can express itself freely.

What I want is for merely to keep a low profile, for some to stop asking me to negotiate from the air. It is not between us that we will negotiate. It is with the Turkish side.

My own positions are very clear, I have stated them in the National Council and therefore, it is not necessary every now and then to call publicly to say what I will claim. I have no problem saying that. But what bothers me is what I have to accept. I think this goes a bit beyond what one would expect, especially when one goes to negotiations. “No one accepts without taking.”

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