House President briefs French Senators on the Cyprus problem and the economy

Acting President of the Republic, House President, Demetris Syllouris briefed on Monday members of the French Senate, Didier Marie and Simon Sutour, who visit Cyprus as members of France – Cyprus Friendship Group in the French Senate, on recent developments in the Cyprus problem and the Cypriot economy.

The House Speaker and the French Senators also discussed the rise of extremism and terrorism as well as developments in the broader region of the Eastern Mediterranean in relation to the refugee crisis.

According to an official press release, Syllouris told the French Senators that the Cyprus problem cannot be solved unless respect to the acquis tcommunautaire and European principles is secured and added that any derogations create mistrust towards the EU.

Source: Cyprus News Agency.