Christodoulides: Neither we nor the international community can accept another form of solution to the Cyprus issue

Christodoulides: Neither we nor the international community can accept another form of solution to the Cyprus issue

“Turkey’s actions, both in the enclosed area of Varosha and on the sea within the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus, are aimed at promoting another form of Cyprus issue solution, which neither we nor the international community can accept,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, speaking to journalists at the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Christodoulides also noted that the Greek Cypriot side is raising awareness both at European and international level about the unacceptable actions of Turkey and the occupation regime.

More specifically, referring to the start of work in the enclosed city of Famagusta, Mr Christodoulides said that both the President of the Republic and the Foreign Ministry have started to inform the European and international level, while he noted that today the permanent members of the Security Council will also be informed.

This is an action that contradicts the recent presidential statement of the UN Security Council, following the appeal of the Republic of Cyprus. It is noted that Turkish illegal actions will also be at the centre of discussions at the upcoming Council of Foreign Ministers on Monday in Luxembourg.

Turkey’s actions, Nikos Christodoulides noted, both in the enclosed area and on the sea within the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus, are aimed, among other things, at promoting another form of solution to the Cyprus problem, which neither we nor the international community can accept or even discuss.

At the same time, he pointed out that after the meeting of the Secretary-General with the two leaders, it is expected that there will be an appointment of a representative, which so far has not been possible due to the withdrawal of the Turkish side. Nevertheless, he said, the effort to appoint a representative who, among other things, would look at the prospects of resuming the talks has not been terminated.

“We are seeing some activity by some permanent members of the Security Council towards the resumption of talks. If there is a real will and desire, developments in the occupied territories will not affect the prospect of a resumption. What is required is political will,” the Foreign Minister concluded./ibna