With the recourse to The Hague Tribunal, we are looking to protect the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus, said the President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades.
In his remarks to reporters, upon his arrival at the Energy Symposium, the President of the Republic was asked about the issue of the Republic of Cyprus’s recourse to The Hague Tribunal for its sovereign rights. Invited to say what does the country stands to gain with this move, he said (we foresee) the protection of our sovereign rights and we have said that we will use every legal weapon, every international forum, every international organization, to protect the sovereign rights of the people of the Republic of Cyprus.
And the recourse to The Hague Tribunal is aimed at just that. Of course, there may be difficulties”.
Commenting on a reporter’s remark that such a move must have the consent of both parties, the President of the Republic said that “there is a procedure by which a country’s intention to refer to The Hague Tribunal is announced. We proceeded to deliver a relevant notice to the Turkish Embassy in Athens; it was not accepted; it was sent by other means. There is evidence that it was received, and this gives the right for recourse”./ibna