The European Union has an enhanced role in this important juncture of efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulidis said today, clarifying that the one who will decide who will be present and who will not be in the informal five-party Cyprus issue in Geneva is Secretary-General of the United Nations and no one else. Asked by Politis 107.6 & 97.6, whether the Turkish Cypriot side disagrees with the presence of a representative of the European Union at the informal Five-Party Conference (5 + 1) on the Cyprus issue, Mr. Christodoulidis noted that the role of Europe is important. He added, however, that in the event of a resumption of talks, the European Union's participation would be crucial.
In addition, he expressed the assessment that there is a possibility of a repetition of what happened in Crans Montana in terms of methodology to be followed. The Foreign Minister estimates that the purpose of the informal meeting in Geneva is to decide on the resumption of talks with a process similar to the one that led to Crans Montana, ie in the form of a conference on Cyprus in the presence of all parties (5 + 1 and EU). .
Listen to what Nikos Christodoulidis said in the “Morning Inspection” broadcast by Politis 107.6 & 97.6:
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