Cyprus-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Groups meet in Nicosia

The chairman and the members of the Cyprus � Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group in the House of Representatives held a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of the Germany-Cyprus Friendship Group in the German Bundestag, who are visiting Cyprus.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the main challenges facing the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean region. They also discussed the Cyprus problem and the recent discovery of natural gas in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The German delegation comprised the Chairman of Germany-Cyprus Friendship Group in the German Bundestag Andrej Hunko, Johannes Schraps and Lisa Paus.

The Cypriot delegation comprised the chairman of the Cyprus � Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group George Lillikas, Vice Chairman Nicos Tornaritis and members Eleni Stavrou, George Loukaides, Evanthia Savva, Christiana Erotokritou and Kostis Efstathiou.

During the meeting the two sides exchanged views on the main challenges facing the EU and the region of Eastern Mediterranean, such as the Brexit, migration flows, the EU’s orientation and instability in the Middle East.

The Cypriot MPs briefed the German delegation on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem, following the Conference of Crans Montana on Cyprus which ended inconclusively and stressed that despite the Greek Cypriot side’s efforts to restart the Cyprus talks, the stalemate remains due to Turkey’s inflexible position mainly on the chapters of security and guarantees. The Cypriot MPs asked their German counterparts to support Cyprus’ effort to solve the Cyprus problem, showing solidarity with the Cypriot people.

They also informed the German delegation about the recent discovery of natural gas fields in the island’s EEZ, condemning Turkey’s obstruction of the free exercise of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit its natural resources, in line with international law.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Cyprus-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Groups meet in Nicosia

The chairman and the members of the Cyprus � Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group in the House of Representatives held a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of the Germany-Cyprus Friendship Group in the German Bundestag, who are visiting Cyprus.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the main challenges facing the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean region. They also discussed the Cyprus problem and the recent discovery of natural gas in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The German delegation comprised the Chairman of Germany-Cyprus Friendship Group in the German Bundestag Andrej Hunko, Johannes Schraps and Lisa Paus.

The Cypriot delegation comprised the chairman of the Cyprus � Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group George Lillikas, Vice Chairman Nicos Tornaritis and members Eleni Stavrou, George Loukaides, Evanthia Savva, Christiana Erotokritou and Kostis Efstathiou.

During the meeting the two sides exchanged views on the main challenges facing the EU and the region of Eastern Mediterranean, such as the Brexit, migration flows, the EU’s orientation and instability in the Middle East.

The Cypriot MPs briefed the German delegation on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem, following the Conference of Crans Montana on Cyprus which ended inconclusively and stressed that despite the Greek Cypriot side’s efforts to restart the Cyprus talks, the stalemate remains due to Turkey’s inflexible position mainly on the chapters of security and guarantees. The Cypriot MPs asked their German counterparts to support Cyprus’ effort to solve the Cyprus problem, showing solidarity with the Cypriot people.

They also informed the German delegation about the recent discovery of natural gas fields in the island’s EEZ, condemning Turkey’s obstruction of the free exercise of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit its natural resources, in line with international law.

Source: Cyprus News Agency