Greek Foreign Minister says he expects development on Cyprus issue

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, said that he expects developments on Cyprus issue, warning at the same time Britain, that Greek stance on big issues for the country would depend on its attitude towards the Cyprus problem.

Asked, in particular, whether there will be new developments on the Cyprus issue, the Greek Foreign Minister replied “We will have (developments) but that’s a big debate”, avoiding going into details. Kotzias, according to a statement from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was answering questions during an interview at “Alpha” Radio.

Asked whether the outcome of the British elections will affect Greece particularly regarding debt claims, Kotzias said that Britains role in the debt issue is not as strong as its economy within the European Union, because it is not part of the eurozone.

He also said that it’s important and more realistic and it would be more realistic for Brexit to be gentle.

Kotzias also sent the message that Greece’s stance towards big issues for Britain, depends largely on the country’s stance towards the Cyprus problem

A Conference on Cyprus will reconvene in Geneva on June 28 at the political level, under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. President Cyprus Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May 2015 with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency