The President of the Republic of Cyprus was accompanied by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borel. Nikos Anastasiadis, points out in a written statement the government spokesman, Kyriakos Kousios.
«During the meeting, the President of the Republic once again expressed strong concern over the unacceptable demands for a two-state solution that the Turkish Cypriot leader has submitted in writing to Geneva, with the full support of Turkey, occupation as a condition for the continuation of the negotiation process“States the announcement as broadcast by the Athens News Agency.
“At the same time, President Anastasiadis expressed to Mr. Borrell his readiness to respond positively, when and if invited by the Secretary General to a new meeting on Cyprus, so that there is common ground for the two sides to enter into a fruitful dialogue, with substantive prospects for a solution“The President of the Republic stressed the need to continue the negotiation process on the basis of the convergences achieved so far, as the Secretary General points out in his letter dated 26 October 2020, as well as to what the Joint Declaration of 25 November 2019 in Berlin addresses “.
In addition, Mr. Anastasiadis He further stressed that the solution should be based on the agreed framework of the Bi-Zonal Bicommunal Federation with political equality, as set out in the relevant United Nations resolutions, and be, of course, compatible with the European acquis.
The statement said that Mr. Anastasiadis “asked the High Representative to convey to the Turkish side the EU’s position on the need to remain within the agreed framework and the UN resolutions and to show the same determination on our part.” and a constructive attitude, in order to create favorable conditions for the resumption of talks to resolve the Cyprus».
“Finally, the President of the Republic stressed that the positive attitude of Cyprus at the forthcoming European Council in June, during which Euro-Turkish relations will be discussed, will depend on Turkey’s behavior in both the Cyprus issue and the issue of Varosia, the abstention from provocative actions at sea and on land and by fulfilling its contractual obligations to the EU and all its Member States. “Without the existence of a positive attitude on the part of Turkey, President Anastasiadis pointed out, it would be impossible to offer a positive agenda to Turkey in the field of Euro-Turks,” concluded Mr. Kousios.