Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides departs for Athens on Sunday for a working visit, to confer with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias about Turkish provocations and ways to prevent actions to upgrade the secessionist entity in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus.
A Foreign Ministry press release said Kasoulides will meet with Dendias on Monday and then expanded talks will be held with delegations from the ministries of Cyprus and Greece. The two ministers will make statements to the press and then a working lunch will follow.
At the epicenter of their discussions, will be the Turkish provocations, Turkey’s actions to upgrade the secessionist entity in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus as well as efforts to impose new faits accomplis through possible illegal drilling within Cyprus’ EEZ and opening a new part of the fenced off area of Varosha. It is expected the two ministers will examine ways to prevent and deter any possible actions.
Minister Kasoulides returns home on Monday evening.
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 last round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.
Source: Cyprus News Agency