House President reiterates concerns over Akkuyu nuclear plant to Russian Ambassador

House President Demetris Syllouris reiterated Wednesday the concerns of the Cyprus House of Representatives in relation to the construction of a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, Turkey, during a meeting with Russian Ambassador Stanislav Osadchiy.

As CNA learns, during the meeting this morning, in Nicosia, the Ambassador conveyed the view of the Russian government in relation to a resolution, adopted recently by the House on the Akkuyu plant, and reiterated Moscow’s view that the nuclear station is harmless.

The location of the Russian-backed project is about 90 klm away from the northern shores of Cyprus. The resolution of the House, adopted last May, called for international pressure on Turkey to halt the construction of the nuclear plant, and asked Moscow to review its decision about the project.

In reply, Syllouris told Osadchiy that the concerns of the House are still in place and pointed to the proximity of Akkuyu to Cyprus’ shores. He also expressed his personal view, in his capacity as civil engineer, regarding the potential danger from a nuclear plant.

The Ambassador said he would convey the view of the House back to Russia.

The President of the House of Representatives reiterated later his concerns, with a post on Twitter.

Source: Cyprus News Agency