In a written statement, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, congratulated the new leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Ersin Tatar.
“The verdict of our compatriots to elect Mr. Ersin Tatar as the new leader of the Turkish Cypriot community is fully respected.
I congratulate Mr. Ersin Tatar and I look forward to an acquaintance meeting as soon as possible”, Nicos Anastasiades notes in his statement.
Continuing, the Cypriot President noted that “I want to assure both him and my Turkish Cypriot compatriots of my readiness and determination to respond immediately to the stated Secretary-General’s intention to take a new initiative to resolve the Cyprus issue as soon as possible, based on the resolutions of the United Nations, the decisions of the Security Council and the principles and values of the EU, of which Cyprus is and will continue to be a member”.
Concluding, Nicos Anastasiades stated: “I hope that Mr. Tatar will show the same will”./ibna