The Cyprus problem, the Palestine issue and bilateral ties to be discussed during Abbas official visit in Cyprus on Tuesday

President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas will pay Cyprus an official visit next Tuesday 14th of June.

Replying to a CNA question Governnment Spokesperson Marios Pelekanos said that on the agenda of the discussions he will hold with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will be the Cyprus problem, the Palestine issue, bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest.

Pelekanos said that during the bilateral consultations President Anastasiades will reiterate that Cyprus remains a strong supporter of a solution to the Palestinian issue, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

As regards the Cyprus issue, the President of the Republic of Cyprus will brief his Palestinian counterpart on the efforts to end the Turkish occupation, on the Turkish provocations in Famagusta and the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as on the initiatives undertaken by Nicosia for the resumption of the Cyprus negotiations, with a view to reaching a solution, based the UNSC resolutions, the High Level Agreements and the European acquis communautaire.

Regarding the other issues on the agenda, Pelekanos told CNA that the Cypriot side will express once more its commitment to enhance relations with the State of Palestine both bilaterally but also multilaterally, like the tripartite cooperation of Cyprus with Greece, so as to achieve conditions of stability and security in the wider region, but also on issues and areas of common interest, such asclimate change and theenergy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean basin.

Source: Cyprus News Agency