Cyprus government repeats common positions of Nicosia and Athens on security and guarantees

Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides, in a written statement, underlined the common positions of Nicosia and Athens on the issue of Security and Guarantees.

The Spokesman made the statement in response to remarks by political parties, noting once more, we underline that the common position of Nicosia and Athens on the issue of Security and Guarantees is summed up as followed:

Abolition of the Treaties of Guarantees and Alliance from day one of a solution, no intervention rights in Cyprus by a third country from day one of a solution and a deadline for the complete withdrawal of Turkish troops.

Noting that he acknowledges that “while we perceive the pre-election convenience of making the remarks and actions of some, it is nevertheless necessary for everyone to be serious and the need for everyone to rise to the circumstances.”

A UN-facilitated Conference on Cyprus, in early July, in which all three guarantor powers (Greece, Turkey and the UK) ended inconclusively.

Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to reach an agreement to reunite the country under a federal roof, as provided by UN resolutions.

Source: Cyprus News Agency