China to continue supporting talks led by Cypriot people

China will continue to support the talks led by the Cypriot people, help maintain its positive momentum, and play a positive role for an early settlement of the Cyprus problem, says the Embassy of China in Cyprus in a written statement.

Replying to a CNA question, on the result of the Conference in Crans-Montana, the Chinese Embassy points out that China highly appreciates the active efforts and attempts by the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities and the international community to solve the Cyprus problem and deeply regrets that the Conference on Cyprus in Crans-Montana ended without success.

We hope that the two communities and all parties concerned could continue to build the consensus and narrow the differences so as to create favorable conditions for the talks, says the statement.

The Embassy also recalls that China, has always maintained an objective and impartial position on the Cyprus problem, and always respects the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Cyprus.

The Cyprus problem should be resolved on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the United Nations, through the negotiations between Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. The settlement should be comprehensive, fair, reasonable, and in line with the interests of the two communities, which can withstand historical test. China supports the United Nations and the international community to play a constructive role to resolve the Cyprus Problem, notes the written statement.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern part. UN-backed talks that took place on June 28-July 7, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, ended inconclusively. Peace talks aim to reunite Cyprus under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency