The Cyprus problem and efforts to revitalize the negotiating process for its settlement, in view of President Nikos Christodoulides’ proposal for a more active involvement of the EU, always under the UN auspices, will be one of the main issues on the agenda of the talks which President Christodoulides will have with the Greek government during his official visit to Greece on March 13 and 14, Government Spokesman, Constantinos Letymbiotis, has told CNA. Moreover, Letymbiotis said that the two sides will also discuss the further enhancement of the already very close relations between Cyprus and Greece, regional issues and the agenda of the forthcoming European Council that includes the Ukrainian issue, the migration issue and energy issues. The first priority is to brief the Greek government in detail about Christodoulides’ proposal and about the meetings that he will have in Brussels about the Cyprus problem Letymbiotis said, noting the need for Nicosia and Athens to coordinate with a view achieve the aim of creating the conditions to break the deadlock. “The President’s proposal on the Cyprus problem will be discussed in detail in view of his meetings in Brussels, in order to coordinate with the Greek government as to the actions that will take place,” Letymbiotis added. Moreover, he noted that the further enhancement of the already very close relations between Cyprus and Greece, regional issues and the agenda of the forthcoming European Council which includes, as he noted, important matters as the Ukrainian issue, the migration issue and energy issues, will also be discussed. The Spokesman noted that President Christodoulides wants the government to have an active participation and more powerful involvement in EU issues in general and not just the Cyprus issue, both at the European Council and at the Councils of Ministers level. Christodoulides travels on Sunday to Athens for his official visit on Monday and Tuesday. This is his first visit abroad after he assumed his duties. According to the program of his visit, Christodoulides will have talks with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and will hold meetings with his Greek counterpart, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Konstantinos Tasoulas, the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and the heads of the Greek parliamentary parties. Moreover, he will meet with the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II. The Cypriot President will be accompanied at his meetings in Athens by Foreign Minister, Constantinos Kombos, Government Spokesman, Constantinos Letymbiotis, Deputy Minister to the President, Irene Piki, the Ambassador of Cyprus to Greece, Kyriakos Kenevezos, the Director of the President’s Office Charalambos Charalambous, the Director of the President’s Diplomatic Office, Marilena Raouna and other officials.
Source: Cyprus News Agency