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Foreign Minister: We are ready to participate in any meeting that the UN Secretary General intends to invite

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Foreign Minister: We are ready to participate in any meeting that the UN Secretary General intends to invite

The Republic of Cyprus is ready to participate in any meeting that the Secretary General of the United Nations intends to convene, either between the two leaders and himself, or even with the participation of the guarantor forces, which will lead to the resumption of substantive talks on resolving the Cyprus issue. , stated today the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulidis.

In statements after the “Day of Remembrance of the occupied Acheritos” and answering a relevant question, the Minister said that “Turkey's participation in PESCO, the liberalization of entry visas and some other demands of Turkey, are included in the positive agenda that the “The European Union wants to move forward with Turkey.”

He added: “Turkey wants to join PESCO, it wants to make progress on a significant number of issues, it is something we welcome, and it is something we hope will lead to positive developments. “It is up to Turkey alone whether there will be positive developments in all these areas, which are areas that require unanimity, including the positive vote of the Republic of Cyprus.”

Therefore, he continued, “it depends solely on Turkey whether it wants to look at all these areas positively, and in particular its (participation in) PESCO, which is a strategic goal of Turkey, which it re-projects on the occasion of the developments in Afghanistan and its role. who wants to play “in the area”.

Mr. Christodoulidis also noted that if Turkey “really wants to advance Euro-Turkish relations, the Republic of Cyprus is ready to consider such a possibility if and if Turkey meets its Cypriot obligations, which are also European obligations, including the most important, which is the essential contribution to the settlement of the Cyprus problem, on the basis of the agreed solution framework “.

Asked about a possible descent in the area of the UN Secretary General's envoy for the Cyprus issue, Jane Hall Lut, Mr. Christodoulidis replied that “we must see in general not only what is happening in Cyprus, but also at the international level. “We are seeing developments in Afghanistan on a daily basis,” he said, adding that the US president's statements yesterday “have drawn international attention, especially from the United Nations, to an almost exclusive review of the events in Afghanistan.”

To another question, the Minister replied that “in connection with a possible meeting in New York, either between the two leaders and the UN Secretary General, or even with the participation of the guarantor forces, we have officially transferred the Republic of Cyprus to the Secretary General himself. our view and desire for the need to hold such a meeting, which we hope will be able to lead to positive results. “

He also explained that “for us, positive results are nothing more than the resumption of substantive talks with the prospect of a positive outcome.”

Asked to clarify whether we are talking about a tripartite or five-party meeting, Mr. Christodoulidis said that “we are ready to participate in any meeting that the Secretary-General of the United Nations intends to convene, ie between the two leaders and the Secretary General or even with the participation of the guaranteeing powers, a meeting that will lead, that will aim at the resumption of substantive talks “.

He also reiterated that “we have conveyed this desire, this need for such a meeting, to the highest level, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.”

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Source: politis.com.cy

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