The British High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a visit – He had mentioned that the Greeks want incentives from the Greeks to return to the talks
The High Commissioner of the United Kingdom in Cyprus was summoned today to Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a visit, Government Spokesman Constantinos Letymiotis told KYPE, answering a question about the interview of Irfan Siddiquein the newspaper “Kathimerini” last Sunday.
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“At a critical juncture, when the attention of the international community is focused on the mission of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General, we expect the United Kingdom, a Guarantor Power, member of the Security Council and author of the Cyprus resolutions, to contribute to the creation climate which will facilitate the resumption of the negotiation process”, Mr. Letymiotis said.
He added that the resumption of the talks and finding a mutually acceptable solution within the framework of the United Nations is to the benefit not only of Cyprus, but also of peace and security in the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean.
“In light of developments in our region, where crises and tensions remind us that there are no 'frozen conflicts', we expect that the UK, with its influence and special interest in regional developments, can send important messages to the Turkish side, for the need to show a more constructive attitude for the resumption of talks and refrain from new provocations and violations that have a negative impact on the efforts to find the required common ground”, said the Spokesperson.
In his interview with Kathimerini, Mr. Sidik said that the Turks do not want to enter a process without an end, to continue isolated, without recognition and without any connection with the rest of the world and that for this reason they want some incentives to restart the talks that will make them feel safe and strengthen their belief that something different can come out of the process this time.