House President expresses gratitude to Serbia for stance on Cyprus issue

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris has expressed Cyprus’ gratitude towards Serbia for its stance on the Cyprus issue and its contribution to the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

Addressing the Serbian National Assembly, during an official visit to the country, Syllouris said the aim was to reach a settlement which would make Cyprus a modern, normal, viable and functional state, without guarantees and occupation armies.

He pointed out that Turkey was obstructing the process and its provocativeness was dangerously increasing for Cyprus and the broader region.

Syllouris thanked Serbia for supporting the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and unity of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as efforts to reach a peaceful settlement.

He also referred to bilateral relations, noting that his visit would further strengthen those relations on a parliamentary level.

Syllouris expressed support to Serbia’s EU accession course and said this would establish stability in the Balkans and Europe.

He also assured that for the Republic of Cyprus it was an historical duty not to recognise the unilateral declaration of independence on behalf of Kosovo.

Cyprus, which joined the EU in 2004, has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

House President expresses gratitude to Serbia for stance on Cyprus issue

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris has expressed Cyprus’ gratitude towards Serbia for its stance on the Cyprus issue and its contribution to the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

Addressing the Serbian National Assembly, during an official visit to the country, Syllouris said the aim was to reach a settlement which would make Cyprus a modern, normal, viable and functional state, without guarantees and occupation armies.

He pointed out that Turkey was obstructing the process and its provocativeness was dangerously increasing for Cyprus and the broader region.

Syllouris thanked Serbia for supporting the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and unity of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as efforts to reach a peaceful settlement.

He also referred to bilateral relations, noting that his visit would further strengthen those relations on a parliamentary level.

Syllouris expressed support to Serbia’s EU accession course and said this would establish stability in the Balkans and Europe.

He also assured that for the Republic of Cyprus it was an historical duty not to recognise the unilateral declaration of independence on behalf of Kosovo.

Cyprus, which joined the EU in 2004, has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

Source: Cyprus News Agency