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The presidency welcomes Borrell's call for an upgraded EU role in the negotiations

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The presidency welcomes Borrell's call for an upgraded EU role in the negotiations

The upgrading of the EU's role may prove crucial, the government says, and welcomes a request from High Representative of the Union Josep Borrell for negotiations on the Cyprus issue.

According to a statement from the Presidency of the Republic, the Government Spokesman, Kyriakos Kousios, stated that the Government considers as very important yesterday's written statement by Mr. Borrell, who highlighted the European dimension of the Cyprus problem and the need in the process of resolving it. take into account both the acquis communautaire and the ability of the European Union to take decisions without hindrance.

“Upgrading the role of the EU at this critical juncture may prove crucial, as our country is and will remain, after the solution, a member of the EU with all that entails. That is why we welcome the request of the European Commissioner to upgrade the role of the EU and from an observer to participate fully in the negotiations as soon as possible “, he adds.

We would like, Mr. Kousios continues, to further highlight the position of the European Commissioner regarding the interconnection of the Cyprus problem with the wider Euro-Turkish relations. “This position is particularly important in view of the European Council on March 25-27, which will discuss the framework of Euro-Turkish relations, always taking into account both the possibility of sanctions against Turkey and the so-called positive agenda,” he said. .

Finally, he notes that the EU involvement in the process will benefit the entire Cypriot people, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, ensuring that the principles and values of the EU will be a guarantee for the implementation of the solution.

Source: politis.com.cy

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