The Eastern Mediterranean, including the Republic of Cyprus, can be an alternative source of energy for Europe’s needs, President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has said during a meeting in Berlin with the President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier.
The Cyprus issue, as well as the immigration problem, were also discussed by the two Presidents. The Cypriot President expressed readiness for the resumption of talks for the Cyprus issue and stressed the need for Turkey to refrain from illegal actions.
Accompanied by the members of the Cypriot delegation, which consists of the Government Spokesman, the Deputy Minister to the President and the Director of the President’s Office, Anastasiades arrived at the Presidential Palace, Bellevue Palace, where he was received by President Steinmeier. After signing the guest book the two Presidents held a tete a tete meeting.
Later on, they held extended talks with the participation of the delegations of the two countries.
Among the issues discussed was the current situation regarding the Cyprus issue. President Anastasiades conveyed the readiness of the Greek Cypriot side for the resumption of talks, but also the need for Turkey to refrain from illegal actions.
They also discussed about the developments in Ukraine as well as immigration. Regarding immigration President Anastasiades referred extensively to the socio-economic implications stemming from the fact that the number of asylum seekers in Cyprus is equivalent to 6% of the population of the Republic of Cyprus.
In addition, the two Presidents touched upon issues related to energy. President Anastasiades stressed that the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Republic of Cyprus, can be an alternative source of energy for Europe.
Source: Cyprus News Agency