House President and Spanish Foreign Minister express opposition to secession attempts

The President of Cyprus’ House of Representatives and the Spanish Foreign Minister have expressed their opposition to any secession attempts of territories of sovereign states, which blatantly violate international law.

According to a House press release, its President Demetris Syllouris, who is paying an official visit to Spain, had a meeting on Tuesday with the countrys Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell.

During the meeting, the President of the Parliament briefed the Spanish official on Turkeys intransigence regarding efforts to promote a solution to the Cyprus problem, as well as for its provocative actions in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Syllouris highlighted the fact that Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied areas are fully dependent on Turkey, something that dictates the policies followed by the Turkish Cypriot leadership.

The two men also discussed other regional issues such as the Middle East and the situation in Libya, as well as the need for a more active involvement of the European Union in efforts to resolve these problems.

Syllouris and Borrell agreed on the need for coordinated action by the Mediterranean states in order to promote security and peace in the region and mentioned specific initiatives aimed at developing a common policy for the Mediterranean countries.

Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. Repeated efforts to reunite the country have so far failed.

Source: Cyprus News Agency