Our proposal aimed at overcoming the problems which are considered insurmountable, but they are a sine qua non for the Greek Cypriot community, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, has stated.
In his remarks to reporters late yesterday evening, following the conclusion of the proceedings of the Conference on Cyprus in Crans Montana, Switzerland, when asked to comment on statements by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, the President said that “our proposal is absolutely serious and aims to break open the deadlocks.
If some people don’t want to accept sound concerns of the Greek Cypriots and they are trying to create another picture, this is a problem that they must resolve themselves.
Our proposal aimed at overcoming problems that are considered insurmountable, but they constitute a sine qua non for the Greek Cypriot community.
At the same time, the proposal intended to also meet concerns of the Turkish Cypriots. It is a genuine proposal out of the pure interest and determination to find, at long last, a solution to the Cyprus problem. Everything else I am hearing, I believe is not in accordance with common goals.
Our aim is the final solution to the Cyprus problem in a way that will be fair to everyone; for some others it is on the basis of their own sense of fairness.”
Asked whether his proposal was rejected, the President said that “from what has been said to you it is possible to infer a conclusion whether it was accepted or not”.
The proceedings of the Conference on Cyprus continue today in the presence of the UN Secretary General
The UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Gutteres, arrived this morning in Crans-Montana in order to participate in today’s proceedings of the Conference on Cyprus.
Mr Gutteres arrived at around 12 noon, (Cyprus time), and attended the proceedings of the Conference.
Subsequently, Mr Gutteres had bilateral contacts with the heads of all the participating sides.
The bilateral meeting of the UN Secretary General with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, took place at 1pm (Cyprus time).
Later on, Mr Gutteres will attend a working lunch, and tonight a working dinner with the heads of the participating parties.
Participating in the Conference is also the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mrs Federica Mogherini./IBNA