Cyprus President holds telephone conversation with President of the European Council

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, had on Monday a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, with whom he discussed a series of issues that will be discussed during the European Council Summit that will take place on December 12 and 13 in Brussels.

Government Spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said in a written statement that among other issues they discussed about the Multiannual Financial Framework, Climate Change, Brexit, the Migration issue as well as issues concerning the Eurozone.

Moreover, the Government Spokesman said that the two men discussed about the illegal actions undertaken by Turkey as well as the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed between Libya and Turkey contrary to the international law, an issue that the European Council will address, as Koushos noted.

The Spokesman also said that the President of Cyprus invited the President of the European Council to visit Cyprus at the beginning of 2020.

Turkey recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Libyan Government of General Accord (GNA) for the delimitation of their exclusive economic zones, in a move considered by both Cyprus and Greece as violating the sovereign rights. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said last week that Cyprus will resort to the International Court of Justice in The Hague in a bid to protect its sovereign rights against Turkey’s illegal actions.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency