President reiterates Greek Cypriot side will not accept any solution

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades reiterated on Sunday that the Greek Cypriot side will not accept a solution bound to collapse the day after the agreement.

Addressing a memorial ceremony for Theodosis Hadjitheodosiou, a hero of the 1955-1959 EOKA struggle against the British colonial rule, the President noted that the preconditions for a Cyprus solution are the reunification of the island, the end of the occupation, the abolishment of guarantees and intervention rights, as well as the creation of those conditions that will allow the peaceful coexistence of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.

Despite the Greek Cypriot side’s goodwill and despite his own efforts and those of his predecessors, Turkish intransigence has prevented a solution that could be accepted by the Greek Cypriots, Anastasiades noted.

Our aim, he said, has been the creation of a truly independent state ruled by the Cypriots and not by Turkey through the Turkish Cypriots.

We are ready to start an inter-communal dialogue at any time to exhaust all possibilities for an agreement on the internal aspects, the President noted, while on the international aspect he said that a new Conference on Cyprus must be well prepared.

Anastasiades said that Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots must realise that a solution will be in the interest of the people of the island and Turkey itself, but it must be based on the fundamental principles of the UN and the EU, otherwise there can be no solution or prospect and we will not accept a solution that will collapse after the agreement or the day after the agreement.

Concluding, the President noted that the Government will continue its multilevel and multidimensional policy to build real alliances with friendly states and prevent Turkey from implementing a so called B plan.

Source: Cyprus News Agency