Spokesman: Resumption of Cyprus talks with what was granted on guarantees-occupying army in Crans Montana

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said that President is striving for the resumption of the Cyprus talks with was granted on guarantees and Turkish occupying army during the last phase of the dialogue in Crans Montana in the summer of 2017 to be on the table.

Speaking during a memorial service on Sunday the Spokesman said that we want peace, stability and security for our children and the future of our country, adding that the solution will be based on a compromise, however this honest compromise will lead to a viable and functional state. He went on to say that the solution must be based on international law, the UN resolutions and the European principles as Cyprus is a member state of the EU.

Prodromou said that despite all the hindrances set by the Turkish side, the Greek Cypriot side is ready for the resumption of the negotiations and is moving methodically and with the support of the international community.

He referred to the trilateral partnerships with neighboring states but also with France, the US, and others, which send the message of security and stability in a turbulent region.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

Talks under the UN auspices aim at reuniting the island under a federal roof. The latest round of talks ended inconclusively in the summer of 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana.

Source: Cyprus News Agency