Cyprus solution is a primary concern for Greece, Dendias says

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias pointed out that the solution to the Cyprus Problem is a primary concern and strategic priority for Greece’s foreign policy.

Speaking before the Hellenic Parliament, Dendias said that the only way to achieve a mutually accepted and beneficial solution to the Cyprus Problem is the resumption of the negotiation process, based on the UN Security Council’s resolutions and the full implementation of the European acquis.

?he new Greek Foreign Minister also added that a necessary precondition for the resumption of the talks, is the termination of the Turkish illegal drillings and explorations in the Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), as well as the removal of the Turkish ships from the Cyprus territorial waters.

Against Turkey’s illegal actions, we will firmly support the respect of international legality, Dendias stressed.

As regards the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Dendias underlined that the trilateral partnerships between Greece, Cyprus and Israel and between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, as well as other collaborations with regional states, reinforce the ties with these countries, safeguarding the stability in the region.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. The latest round of UN-backed talks ended inconclusively in the summer of 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana.

Source: Cyprus News Agency