Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades stressed here tonight that he is determined to make all the necessary steps to help resume the peace talks, he is engaged with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community to find a negotiated settlement which would reunite the island.
Expressing regret at the inconclusive UN-led talks, in Mont Pelerin in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the President said he has no wish at all to enter into a “blame game”, adding at the same time that he would reply to claims which suggest that the failure of the most recent round of talks is due to the stance of the Greek Cypriot side.
Speaking at a televised interview, the President said he merely outlined the facts as these unfolded at the negotiations on territory, which ended inconclusively
“In order to reach a solution which will be accepted by both communities, what has been agreed must be observed and the solution must meet first and foremost the principles and values of international and European law, and must allow a viable, functional and modern European state to operate,” the President said.
Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have been engaged in talks to reunite the country under a federal roof./IBNA