Deputy Government Spokeswoman: A new initiative on Cyprus needs to be well-prepared

A new initiative on Cyprus needs to be well-prepared, Deputy Government Spokeswoman Klelia Vasiliou has said.

Addressing a memorial service in Lagoudera, a village in the Nicosia District, Vasiliou noted that before a new round of negotiations, the two sides need to fully agree on the terms of reference, as the Secretary General states in his recent report.

She also pointed to another reference in the SG report, saying that prospects for a Cyprus settlement remain alive, which Vasiliou said is an indirect reply to the Turkish position that efforts within the UN process have been exhausted and alternative solutions need to be sought, such as a two state-solution.

Any solution going against democratic and European values and principles is doomed to fail and can not be accepted by our leadership and the people, Vasiliou concluded.

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

Deputy Government Spokeswoman: A new initiative on Cyprus needs to be well-prepared

A new initiative on Cyprus needs to be well-prepared, Deputy Government Spokeswoman Klelia Vasiliou has said.

Addressing a memorial service in Lagoudera, a village in the Nicosia District, Vasiliou noted that before a new round of negotiations, the two sides need to fully agree on the terms of reference, as the Secretary General states in his recent report.

She also pointed to another reference in the SG report, saying that prospects for a Cyprus settlement remain alive, which Vasiliou said is an indirect reply to the Turkish position that efforts within the UN process have been exhausted and alternative solutions need to be sought, such as a two state-solution.

Any solution going against democratic and European values and principles is doomed to fail and can not be accepted by our leadership and the people, Vasiliou concluded.

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