Paul Kehoe: Trust & communication pivotal to Cyprus peace process success

Paul Kehoe: Trust & communication pivotal to Cyprus peace process success

“Trust and communication are two components pivotal to the success of a peace process, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Ireland Paul Kehoe has told CNA in an interview, during his recent visit to Cyprus, which coincided with the 20th anniversary since the Good Friday Agreement was clinched.”

Kehoe believes that all matters concerning a bilateral dispute “must be on the negotiating table”. At the same time he regards willingness (of the political heads who are handling it) as a key-characteristic that could aid leaders in the overall process.

According to CNA, “On a more active engagement by Dublin in the Cyprus peace process, the Minister of State at the Departments of An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Defence with Special Responsibility for Defence said that this is up to the Irish.”…. / IBNA