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Cyprus: What will the PD say at the EU-NATO dinner

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The President of the Republic, Nikos Anastasiadis, will address the Cyprus issue as an open wound in Europe tonight, at the EU-NATO dinner in Madrid.

According to Government & nbsp; Representative Mario Pelekano, the President will emphasize that his resolution will have beneficial results in terms of stability and security in the wider region.

Speaking to the media from Madrid, where he is accompanying President Anastasiadis, the Government Spokesman said that “the President of the Republic, accepting the invitation of the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, will participate in the Euro-Atlantic working dinner presented to them. EU and NATO leaders on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Alliance Summit in the Spanish capital.

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During the dinner, President Anastasiadis will have the opportunity, like the other participating leaders, to state the position of the Republic of Cyprus on the need for cooperation between the EU and NATO, on the basis, inter alia, of respecting the autonomy of the decisions and procedures of the two organizations, in the light of tectonic changes and new challenges arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

These new challenges are not only aspects of traditional security, but also extend in the areas of hybrid threats and cyberattacks, energy security, the global food crisis and immigration. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

In this context, the President of the Republic will reiterate the position of Cyprus that, given its growing geopolitical weight, the EU can play an active role in trying to contain security threats, but also seek solutions to crisis situations. , focusing on diplomacy and the UN Charter.

Increasing the EU's strategic autonomy – which does not prevent it from cooperating coherently with NATO and other partners – can make it an effective a provider of security on the European continent and beyond. & nbsp;

The President of the Republic will also stress the need to respect international law and the need for a peaceful resolution of conflicts internationally. He will reiterate that the Cyprus problem is still an open wound in Europe and that its fair, sustainable and operational solution, according to both international and European law, will have beneficial effects, not only for Cyprus. and the Cypriots, but also for the stability and security of the wider region “. & nbsp;

Source: www.philenews.com

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