The President of the Republic reiterated his commitment to take all the necessary steps to continue the negotiations
The President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulidis, reiterated tonight his commitment to take all the necessary steps to restart the negotiation process for a solution to the Cyprus problem, stressing that human rights for all Cypriots “remain an unfulfilled promise ».
“Today is a shocking and grim reminder that human rights in Cyprus remain a tragically unfulfilled promise for all Cypriots, as a result of the occupation and illegal invasion of Turkey in 1974, in a continuous and persistent violation of the United Nations Charter, the resolutions of the UN Security Council, international and European law”, the President emphasized in his greeting at the event at the Presidential Palace to celebrate the United Nations and Human Rights Day organized by the Cyprus UN Association.
As he underlined, “Cypriots, Greeks and Turks, Maronites, Armenians and Latins, deserve the same human rights and fundamental freedoms as all Europeans”.
He emphasized that in a time when peace in our region constitutes an urgent call for all of us and a reminder that there are no frozen conflicts, peace in Cyprus would send a resounding message of peace to a region and a world that urgently needs it.
The United Nations added the President of the Republic, defending the principles of its Charter and the Security Council have a critical role in facilitating efforts to resume negotiations, in order to end the occupation and reunify Cyprus, based on the relevant resolutions of Security Council with a bizonal bicommunal federation with political equality as determined in Security Council resolutions.
On this issue, he said, the United Nations, its Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “remain the most essential tools at our disposal to reunify the country, based on the relevant Security Council resolutions”.< /p>
The President of the Republic reiterated at this point his commitment to take all the necessary steps to continue the negotiations “so that we can enjoy a prosperous and united Cyprus”.
“I am confident that the United Nations, both through the Good Offices of the Secretary-General, as well as with the newly appointed personal envoy of the Secretary-General of the UN, will continue to be our partners for peace and for the guarantee of human rights for all Cypriots,” he concluded .
For his part, Christos Theodoulou, President of the United Nations Association of Cyprus and Honorary President of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, emphasized that since the independence of Cyprus, the United Nations and its authorities “it was the cornerstone of its foreign policy”. their long-term interests and to intervene”.
As he said, although a third world war has not broken out since 1945 and the founding of the UN, the world is not peaceful and he referred to the ongoing war in Ukraine and in the conflict in the Middle East.
“The problem of thousands of refugees leaving the region is now a global problem and not just a European problem”, he concluded.