Cypriots to benefit from exploitation of island’s natural resources, Cypriot parties say

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties agree that a viable and lasting solution of the Cyprus problem will enable all Cypriots to benefit from the exploitation of the natural resources in and around the island.

A joint communique, issued at the end of the regular meeting of leaders and representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties at Ledra Palace in the buffer zone, said they expressed opinions on the issue proposed by the hosting party, the United Democrats on energy and water in a reunified Cyprus-Hydrocarbons and Water two highly developmental Projects for the Cypriot People as a whole, and an effective facilitator for the successful implementation of a solution of the Cyprus problem.

All political parties agreed that a viable and lasting solution of the Cyprus problem will enable all Cypriots to benefit from the exploitation of the natural resources in and around Cyprus, said the communique, adding all natural resources belong to Cyprus and to all Cypriots.

The next regular meeting of the leaders and the representatives of the political parties will be held on 26 September 2018 at the Ledra Palace.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the islands northern third.

Source: Cyprus News Agency