House Speaker – PLO SG discuss Cyprus and Middle East problems

House of Representatives President DemetrisSyllouris and Palestinian Liberation Organisation Secretary General SaebErekat discussed, at a meeting in Nicosia, on Tuesday the Cyprus and the Middle East problems.

During the meeting, Syllouris “briefed Erekat on the current phase of the Cyprus problem,” a parliament press release says.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, ended inconclusively.

The Cypriot official also informed Erekat of the House of Representatives initiatives promoting cooperation between Middle Eastern countries, stressing that there aim is to establish peace and stability in the region in general without being aimed against anyone.

On his part, the Palestinian official briefed Syllouris on the situation as regards the Middle East problem and expressed his appreciation for the stable principled position of Cyprus.

He further underlined that the PLO remains committed to the peaceful efforts to reach a solution of the Middle East problem on the basis of international law and the relevant UN resolutions.

He was accompanied by Palestinian Ambassador in Nicosia JubranTaweel.

Source: Cyprus News Agency