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Macron and Kerry meet with the President in France, where he will participate in the “One Ocean” Summit

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The President of the Republic, Nikos Anastasiadis, will participate today, in Brest, France, in the “One Ocean” Summit, organized by the French Presidency of the EU, on the sidelines of which he will have meetings with the French President, Emanuel Macron, and the envoy of US President for Climate Change John Kerry.

Last night, President Anastasiadis briefed the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, on the efforts to resume the dialogue on the Cyprus issue.

According to Government Spokesman Mario Pelekano, during the working meeting with the President of the European Council, President Anastasiadis informed Mr. Michel about the efforts being made to remove the impasse and resume the process for resolving the Cyprus issue, expressing the at the same time his frustration with the continuing refusal of the Turkish side to accept the appointment of an envoy of the UN Secretary General.

The President of the Republic also referred to his proposals for the adoption of a substantial package of Confidence-Building Measures aimed, on the one hand, at cultivating a positive climate that would facilitate the preparation of the ground for the resumption of negotiations on the Cyprus agreement within the and, on the other hand, the cessation of Turkish illegal actions on land and at sea, which are harmful to Cyprus and its people, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, to the wider region and to the European Union itself.

President Anastasiadis, according to the Government Spokesman, asked for the assistance of the European Union for the promotion and implementation of the specific Confidence Building Measures, which, as he said, are supported by Turkish Cypriot organized groups, while encouraging members to of the Union for the settlement of the Cyprus problem, which are certainly complementary to the Good Services of the UN Secretary General.

As part of his participation in the work of the “One Ocean” Summit, which begins this morning, President Anastasiadis will be a speaker at a round table discussion on “An ocean of solutions to climate change.” The topic of the speech of the President of the Republic is the confrontation of climate change with a focus on Green Shipping.

The discussion will also be attended by President Macron and a group of leaders of EU member states, other states and international organizations, as stated by the Government Spokesman.

Mr. Pelekanos also said that he will discuss extensively with Mr. Kerry, the President of the Republic, about his initiative to address the consequences of climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.


Source: politis.com.cy

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