Cyprus’ sovereign rights not negotiable, says President

The sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus are not under any negotiation, President Nicos Anastasiades has said. Speaking to the press on Wednesday and invited to comment on statements made by the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci regarding exploratory drilling in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone during the next months, the President said that the sovereign rights of the Republic are not negotiable and that he has not accepted or is willing to accept to be brought to the negotiating table “anything that has to do with the sovereignty of the Cyprus Republic”.

Source: Cyprus News Agency