Negotiations still difficult, says Greek FM

We are still in a difficult phase of negotiations and the Greek side has defended the international law and the right of Cyprus to be a sovereign and independent state, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has said.

Speaking to the press tonight before departing for the dinner with the UNSG Antonio Guterres, Kotzias said that we are still in the negotiating process that will continue with a meeting of heads of delegations and at the dinner with the UN Secretary-General.

According to the Greek Foreign Minister, the Greek side has done what it could in this negotiation and has saved the process from collapsing three times. He pointed out that this negotiation must be based on the rights of people, of states and on the international law.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu did not make any statements.

UN-facilitated peace talks began in Crans-Montana on June 28 to help find a negotiated settlement that would reunify Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

Source: Cyprus News Agency