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He said it with the Foreign Minister of Slovenia, Fr. Anastasiadis – He said he was ready for negotiations on the Cyprus issue

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He said it with the Foreign Minister of Slovenia, Fr. Anastasiadis - He said he was ready for negotiations on the Cyprus issue

The President of the Republic, Nikos Anastasiadis, expressed his readiness to participate in a substantive dialogue for the settlement of the Cyprus problem. President Anastasiadis addressed a message to the Turkish Cypriot side, saying that “if they really want a peaceful solution to the Cyprus problem, they should help not to satisfy Turkey's demands, but, above all, those of all Cypriots.”

Speaking to the media after meeting with Slovenian Foreign Minister Andrzej Logar at his home in Limassol, President Anastasiadis said that the meeting with the Slovenian official took place “in view of the second Slovenian presidency (in the EU) semester of the year. A dialogue that focused, mainly, on the EU's obligations towards all the Member States, in view of, in fact, a critical turning point in the Cyprus problem “.

“As you well know, in addition to the visit of the British Foreign Secretary, the current visit of the Slovenian Foreign Minister, on Monday I will meet with the Prime Minister of Greece, possibly within a week I will be in Israel, while within days he will be (here) High Representative of the EU to consult on how to make the most of this great opportunity, given the intention of the UN Secretary-General to convene an informal meeting on the Cyprus issue after three years, in order to find common ground for a resumption of hostilities. creative, I hope, dialogue that will lead to the final peace through the settlement of the Cyprus problem, which will of course always be based on the principles of the UN, the EU, always with rules that govern the functioning of the state within a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation “, stressed the President.

Asked what is the message for the will of our side to both Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots in view of the convening of this meeting, the President of the Republic said that “what I convey to all our interlocutors is one: Our determination and policy willingness to participate in an informal meeting without preconditions “.

Of course, he continued, when the time comes for a meaningful dialogue, full alignment with UN rules is needed, in order to create the conditions for a creative dialogue.

“The message is, I repeat, of our readiness to participate not only in the informal, but in a substantive dialogue based on the announcement of November 25, 2019 that defined the parameters that are none other than the joint statement of February 11, 2014, the convergences that had been achieved until then, but also of the six points, of the parameters of the Secretary General ”he underlined.

He added, “This is my message to both Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot side. If they really want a peaceful solution, but they are also sincerely willing to contribute, so that the conditions for real coexistence with our Turkish Cypriot compatriots exist, they should help not to satisfy the demands of Turkey, but mainly of the Cypriots, either Greek Cypriots or Turkish Cypriots “.

Source: politis.com.cy

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