Greek President highlights need for a just Cyprus solution

President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, reiterated the need for a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem as quickly as possible, during his meeting with the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, on Tuesday, in Athens.

President Pavlopoulos underlined that the Republic of Cyprus as a full member of the European Union cannot conceivably enjoy limited sovereignty, as a result of occupation troops and anachronistic guarantees by third parties.

This goes against any notion of international and European law, particularly the provisions of the Treaty of the European Union, as specified by Article 4(2), which has been already implemented in the case of Federal Republic of Germany. Furthermore, it would create a dangerous and possibly disastrous precedent regarding the sovereignty of all EU member-states, President Pavlopoulos noted.

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