Tanzania hopes for a positive outcome in the Cyprus peace talks

President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, has expressed hope that the Cyprus problem will have a positive conclusion.

He made the remark, receiving the credentials of Cyprus High Commissioner to Tanzania, based in Muscat, Andreas Panagiotou earlier last week.

According to the PIO, Panagiotou conveyed President Nicos Anastasiades greetings to President Magufuli and the people of Tanzania for progress and welfare. He paid particular emphasis on the historic bonds of friendship between the late Archbishop Makarios III and President Nyerere and the good relations between the two countries.

The Commissioner assured Magufuli that he will make every possible effort to promote and strengthen relations in all fields for the benefit of both countries and their people. He also thanked him for the position of principles that Tanzania maintains as regards the Cyprus issue.

Replying, President Magufuli returned the wishes and greetings to President Anastasiades and expressed willingness to further promote bilateral relations.

He also expressed the wish that efforts to solve the Cyprus problem will soon have a positive conclusion, on the basis of UN resolutions and international law.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. UN led talks between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities resumed in May 2015 with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency