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    Memorial speech of President Christodoulides at the annual national memorial service of Grigoris Auxentios – He declared his readiness to start negotiations even for tomorrow – “We know very well the goals, the aspirations and the demand… We also know very well the difficulties, the challenges”

    Weare ready for negotiationseven tomorrow, said the President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulidis, in his memorial speech at the annual national memorial service of Grigoris Auxentios, which was held at the Monastery of Panagia of Machiras on Sunday.

    Looking back on the path of the hero of national liberation struggle of EOKA 1955-1959, the President of the Republic, stated that “sixty-seven years since the sacrifice of Auxentios, our responsibility is heavy and our debt expensive”. Non-negotiable goal us, he noted, is liberation, the withdrawal of the occupying troops and the reunification of our homeland, without guarantors and foreign “protectors”. “And this is my own vision for the realization of which I will spare no efforts and sacrifices,”, he emphasized.

    “We have to free our homeland from the burden of the Turkish occupation that has been going on for 50 years,” pointed out President Christodoulidis, underlining that “we have an obligation to work with all the strength of our souls, so that hand over our country free to the new generation, to give our children the opportunity to live and create in conditions of security, prosperity and advancement.

    “I will exhaust every effort , in order to create the conditions for the resumption of negotiations, for a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus issue, based on the agreed framework and the principles and values ​​of the European Union, he emphasized.

    In a few days, he added, expected to returnin Cyprus the personal envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, whose mission we not only achieved, convincing of our determination and political will, but we also support with all the means at our disposal. “We are ready for negotiations even tomorrow, we are very well aware of the goals, aspirations and what is required“, underlined the President of the Republic.

    < p>We are also very well aware of the difficulties, the challenges and the problems as a result of the Turkish attitude, which in essence does not allow the Cypriot people to live freely in their homeland, which is a member state of the great European family, the EU”, he said. “The current state of things is not sustainableand it certainly cannot be the foundation for building a stable and safe tomorrow for us and our children, he indicated.

    The President of the Republic also noted that “twenty years after the accession of our country to the European Union, the Republic of Cyprus is now a reliable partner, with active participation in the European process and with absolute commitment to reunification and the resolution of the Cyprus issue , which will enshrine basic rights and be compatible with European principles and values”.

    “With assertive realism, methodicality and self-confidence, this hour of national memory we must mark our course united and strong, drawing lessons from Auxentiou and the rest of our sacrificed fighters, indicated President Christodoulidis, adding that we owe it to these unique fighters, to the fighters of EOKA, to all those who participated in the most heroic and pure struggle of this place. We are indebted to their sacrifice, he noted.


    Source: cyprustimes.com

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