The European Council meeting in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday is the most important activity of the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis for next week.
According to the Director of gr. Spokesman for President Anastasiadis A. Joseph, President Anastasiadis is expected to brief the EU Heads of State on the new Turkish challenges in the Famagusta region. He will urge his counterparts to urge Turkey to show restraint by avoiding tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, abandoning its expansionist policy.
Mr. Joseph points out that President Anastasiadis will reiterate that Famagusta belonged and will belong to its rightful owners and residents, emphasizing that the unacceptable actions and demands of Turkey will not be accepted.
Mr. Anastasiadis will inform about the initiatives taken by the Greek Cypriot side in order to overcome the impasse. In this direction was his proposal for the implementation of Confidence Building Measures which are expected to assist in the effort to resume negotiations.
In a written statement, Joseph noted that the agenda of the emergency summit included Ukraine, the global energy crisis at the base and the recent European Commission package RePowerEU, European Defense and Security, and food security in the EU under the light. of the war in Ukraine.
President Anastasiadis from Brussels will travel to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to take part in the work of the Congress of the European People’s Party, which will take place on May 31 and June 1. The election of the new President of the EPP will take place during the work of the Congress. He will have meetings and will inform his interlocutors about the positions of the Republic of Cyprus both on the Cyprus issue and the issues that concern the European Union. In particular, during the plenary session on June 1, he will have the opportunity to brief on the latest developments in the Cyprus issue, including his initiatives for overcoming the stalemate, his assessments of the developments in Ukraine and other issues on the European agenda, highlighting the energy agenda. and the food crisis.