House President and High Commissioner of Canada discuss Cyprus problem and economic cooperation

The President of the House of Representatives, Mr Demetris Syllouris, received on 18 November 2016, the High Commissioner of Canada to the Republic of Cyprus (stationed in Athens), Mr Keith Morrill.

During the meeting, the two interlocutors discussed the current developments vis-A�-vis the Cyprus problem, following the intensification of the UN-led talks for a settlement. House President Syllouris underlined the significance attributed by the Greek Cypriot side to the issue of Security, noting that the solution to be reached should ensure the immediate withdrawal of Turkish occupation troops and must put an end to the institution of guarantees. Those two are necessary conditions for reaching a lasting and functional solution, Mr Syllouris said.

High Commissioner Morrill briefed the House President Syllouris on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) signed in October, the ratification and full application of which are expected to create economic prospects for Cyprus also, as the High Commissioner said. Mr Syllouris thanked Mr Morrill for the briefing, noting that Cyprus’ constitution attaches a key role to the Parliament for the ratification of international agreements signed by the Republic of Cyprus.

Furthermore, the two interlocutors discussed the wider opportunities for boosting further economic cooperation and trade between Cyprus and Canada.

Source: Press and Information Office.