UNSC sends message that actions which create tension in our region should be avoided, Prodromou says

The UN Security Council continues to support the Secretary Generals effort to resume negotiations and sends the message that actions which create tension in our region should be avoided, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromos said today.

Invited to comment on yesterday’s Security Council statement with regard to the Cyprus problem, Prodromou said that it is very important that the Security Council with its statement, certainly continues to support the Secretary Generals effort and initiative to resume the negotiations, which is also the goal of the President of the Republic and Greek Cypriot side.

Prodromou also said that during the discussion held by the Security Council it was underlined, and this was the message sent, that actions which create and increase tension in our region should be avoided.

“It is obviously a message sent to the side that thinks it can act in an arbitrary manner or impose its own choices regardless of the law of the sea and regardless of the relations among the states in the region, as well as the laws of the Republic of Cyprus,” he added.

Asked whether the President had a telephone communication with the UN Secretary Generals envoy Jane Holl Lute, the Government Spokesman said he did not.

Asked if the President and Lute might communicate, Prodromou said that it cannot be ruled out, although he was not aware of such possibility.

SOURCE: CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY