Spokesman says President makes efforts to make use of Guterres framework for the terms of reference

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said that the President of Cyprus makes efforts so that the Guterres Framework is used in the formulation of the terms of reference for the resumption of the Cyprus talks, adding that this framework includes the six parameters of the UNSG, among which are the security issues.

In statements at the Presidential Palace, Prodromou said that the Guterres framework is very important for the formulation of the terms of reference, which should include the six parameters of the framework, adding that if this is not the case, then that would mean that negotiations begin from scratch and there is no guarantee that the discussion begins for the core of the Cyprus problem, which is the issues of occupation and troops, intervention rights and guarantees.

Prodromou said that the Cyprus President makes efforts and takes actions to ensure that the Guterres framework contributes to the formulation of the terms of reference. The negotiations, he said, must address, among other things, issues of security.

He added that there are indeed difficulties, but things are clear, and the UN Secretary General on June 4 had a written announcement by which he gave the direction that security issues are of key importance for a comprehensive solution of the Cyprus problem.

The Spokesman said that in order to agree on the terms of reference, the President makes an effort to include the Guterres framework, for a solution without guarantees, interventions or occupation army.

Replying to another question, he said that the guarantor powers and first of all Turkey have set the second half of the year as the time frame for the resumption of the talks.

The Spokesman was also invited to comment on a press report, which compares field 10 in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone with Egypts Zohr gas field. He said that drillings are taking place and that when the exploration of the licensed company is completed, announcements will be made.

Source: Cyprus News Agency