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ICC in three dimensions

The five parties to the informal Geneva meeting in late April have split into three camps with different approaches, both in terms of starting point and solution.

The three camps that will attend the April meeting, in response to the invitation of the UN Secretary General, are on the one hand the Greek Cypriot side and Greece, on the other the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkey and Britain. And each side has a different position in the ICC chapter.

For the Greek Cypriot side (as mentioned in the letter of PD to Guterres) and Greece, the Bi-Zonal Bicommunal Federation is the end of the road, the solution of the Cyprus problem. For the Turkish side (occupation regime and Turkey) the ICC is out of the question and another solution to the problem must be sought, and proposes the solution of two states with sovereign equality. Between the two opposing positions, Britain is trying to place some bridging proposals that do not seem to be “food for thought” as reported at the diplomatic level.

For London, the ICC, an officially registered position by the British Foreign Secretary, is a starting point. A position that clearly opens a chapter that Nicosia officially wanted not to discuss and publicly rushed to send the message that other forms of solutions are out of the question. If Britain's position that the ICC is a “starting point” is accepted, it means that the negotiations should go beyond that point. A point that over time the Greek Cypriot side maintained that it is the final issue of the effort in the Cyprus issue.

It was also written

From the British side all this time it was argued that the various views they were discussing were not proposals but “food for thought” and with Nicosia claiming that there was no British plan and there was nothing in writing. London's position has now been officially recorded in the minutes of the House of Commons.

The British Foreign Secretary described as a “starting point” the model of a bi-zonal bi-communal federation for a solution to the Cyprus problem, speaking of the need for flexibility and pragmatism. Responding (source KYPE) to a question in the House of Commons by Labor MP Pambo Charalambous, who asked Mr Raab to reaffirm the UK's commitment to the bi-zonal bi-communal federation as the only basis for a political settlement the United Nations.

The British minister initially said that he had recently visited Cyprus, where he had talks with the President of the Republic and the Turkish Cypriot leader, to note that “of course (the bi-zonal bi-communal federation) is the starting point”. He added that “the most important thing to do now is for both sides to go to these 5 plus UN talks unconditionally, so that we can re-engage in the kind of flexibility and pragmatism that one with lasting and lasting peace for all of Cyprus. “

British government sources, quoted by KYPE, assured after Raab's answer that the UK's position remains a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting Cyprus solution, based on the internationally accepted bi-zonal, bi-zonal model.

Letter from Anastasiadis

The readiness and determination to engage with real political will in the talks of the informal conference on the Cyprus issue on April 27-29, in Geneva, conveyed the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in a reply letter to his invitation and Gutters. In a reply letter sent by President Anastasiadis to the UN Secretary-General, he “welcomed the invitation he received for the informal conference on Cyprus in Geneva on April 27-29”.

According to the director of the Press Office of the PD, Viktoras Papadopoulos, in his response N. Anastasiadis expressed “his thanks to the UN Secretary General for his efforts but also for the efforts of his Special Envoy for the Cypriot Jane Hall Lut, to reach an agreement on convening the conference on specific dates “

“President Anastasiadis reaffirmed his readiness and determination to engage with real political will in the talks of the informal conference, in order to find common ground that will lead to the resumption of talks to find a viable and workable solution, on the basis of the work done so far, the understanding recorded on 25 November 2019 in Berlin, the UN resolutions and decisions, the principles and values of the EU and the occasional Summit Agreements “.

Meetings and teleconferences in the occupied territories

They are also in full mobility in the occupied areas in view of the informal pentagon in Geneva in April. On Friday, Ersin Tatar will meet, early in the afternoon, with the EU High Representative, Josep Borrell. According to Tatar spokeswoman Berna Celik Dogruyol, among the issues to be discussed by Borrell and Tatar will be relations with the EU, the halloumi and the issue of vaccines, as reported by the Press and Information Office.

The so-called “foreign minister” of the occupying regime, Thaksin Ertugrouroglou, spoke to the United Nations via teleconference. According to the Turkish daily Gunes (source at GTP), T. Ertuglouroglou had separate teleconferences with Rosemary DiCarlo, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Peacebuilding, and Jean-Pierre Lacroix A Peace Operations. Ertugrouloglou conveyed the views of the occupation regime in view of the informal five-party 5 + 1 conference to be held in Geneva from April 27 to 29. He told them that, as the UN Secretary-General had said, the purpose of the informal conference was to determine whether there was common ground between the parties. He claimed that the “TRNC” will participate in the conference with good will and a constructive attitude.

Another Gunes report said that Ersin Tatar had a meeting with a group of academics as part of preparations for the informal pentagon.

Source: www.philenews.com

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