Athens, October 1, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
Greek FM: Our common strategic goal is a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem
By Spiros Sideris
The common strategic objectives of Greece and Cyprus stresses in his congratulatory message the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides, on the occasion of the 55 years since the proclamation of independence of the Republic of Cyprus.
A fair and lasting solution to the Cyprus problem within the UN and the European Union is what’s wanted, says the Greek FM, while adding that the common strategic goals is the end of the Turkish occupation and colonization, the withdrawal of all Turkish troops and the abolition the anachronistic system of guarantees of 1960.
The whole message of Nikos Kotzias:
“On the occasion of the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cyprus, I would like to extend the most cordial wishes for the freedom and prosperity of Cypriot Hellenism and the whole people of Cyprus.
The respect for Cypriot independence, the ongoing cooperation and coordination with the Government of Cyprus constitute the cornerstone of Greek policy. Our joint strategic objectives are the termination of the Turkish occupation and colonisation, the withdrawal of all Turkish troops and the abolition of the anachronistic system of guarantees of 1960 as part of a comprehensive, just and viable solution, based on the decisions of the UN and EU authorities.
I would like to assure you once again that Greece will spare no effort and determination the cypriot case is vindicated. This is a tribute and promise to our Cypriot and Greek brothers who gave their lives for the freedom and integrity of Cyprus, to those missing and their families. Meanwhile, and until the major international issue is Cyprus is resolved, Greece will continue to fully meet all its historical, political and contractual obligations towards the Republic of Cyprus”.