CHOGM Communique conveys leaders’ support for Cyprus

The leaders of the Commonwealth member countries that participated in this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and at Windsor Castle have expressed their support for Cyprus’ sovereignty and for the resumption of the Cyprus issue settlement talks.

They have also stated their solidarity towards Cyprus in the exercise of its sovereign rights in its Exclusive Economic Zone.

Paragraph 48 of the Joint Communique of the CHOGM 2018 states: Heads expressed their full and enduring support for the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity of the Republic of Cyprus. They reiterated their support for the resumption of negotiations, under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary General’s Good Offices Mission, for a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem based on the United Nations Charter and United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Cyprus. Heads called for the implementation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs), especially UNSCRs 365(1974), 541(1983), 550(1984), and 1251(1999). Heads reiterated their support for full respect of the human rights of all Cypriots including their right to property, and for the accounting for all missing persons. Heads extended their solidarity in the exercise of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its Exclusive Economic Zone under international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and called for the avoidance of actions and statements that threaten stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Source: Cyprus News Agency