The Speaker of the Parliament had private meeting with the German President
It is also in Turkey's interest to cooperate constructively in the direction of reaching a solution based on the agreed framework and the relevant UN resolutions, ending its intensifying challenges and abandoning its claim for a “two-state” solution, said the Speaker of the Parliament , Annita Dimitriou, to the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
According to an announcement by the House of Representatives, during the during their private meeting, the President of the Parliament told the German President that his visit sends a strong message about Germany's interest and support for Cyprus at a critical moment for our country, after fifty years of continuous occupation.
The President of the House expressed the hope that the appointment of the personal envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations will give new impetus to efforts to restart negotiations to reach a solution, based on the agreed framework and the relevant UN resolutions. A solution, said Mrs. Dimitriou, which will reunite Cyprus in conditions of lasting peace, security and stability for the benefit of the entire Cypriot people. It is also in Turkey's interest, the President of the Parliament pointed out, to cooperate constructively in this direction, ending its intensifying challenges and abandoning its claim for a “two-state” solution.
The President of the Parliament also emphasized the important role of Germany, as the leader of a European power, in dealing with the complex challenges facing Europe, especially in light of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the flare-up in the Middle East. The answer to these challenges, underlined Mrs. Dimitriou, must be more democracy, unity and solidarity to defend our common principles and values. We must, he stressed, invest in peace and respond with the same determination to violations of international law and human rights in all cases without exception.
For his part, Mr. Steinmeier reaffirmed his country's support for efforts to restart talks regarding the Cyprus problem, pointing out the need for political will on both sides and the importance of promoting confidence-building measures.
The President of Germany, it is added, expressed his country's appreciation for the help provided by Cyprus in the removal of German nationals from the Middle East. He underlined the need for the seamless transfer of more humanitarian aid to Gaza and noted, in this regard, the initiative of the Republic of Cyprus to create a sea corridor.
According to the announcement, there was also an exchange of views on matters of wider interest, with emphasis on the upcoming elections for the European Parliament and the need to give a resounding message of unity against extreme political tendencies that undermine democracy and the course of European integration was highlighted.