We will wait to see how things evolve after our positive response to the dispatch of a UN envoy, Prodromou says

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Friday that the Greek Cypriot side has given a positive response to the UN concerning the dispatch of a UN Secretary General’s envoy in order to explore, through consultations with the parties, the prospect of resuming the negotiating process on the Cyprus problem, and is now expecting to see how things will evolve.

Replying to questions after a meeting President Nicos Anastasiades had with the leader of the Solidarity movement Eleni Theocharous, Prodromou said that the government has said what it had to say concerning the developments during the past few days regarding the Cyprus question.

The Spokesman recalled the recent written statement by President Anastasiades, issued after public remarks by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci that he accepted the UNSGs framework as a strategic agreement on the Cyprus issue. Prodromou noted that this statement responded in an explicit way to the issues Akinci had raised.

We have said what we had to say and we have done what we had to do with regard the UN, Prodromou said, adding that the Greek Cypriot side has given a positive answer to the UN regarding the appointment of the UNSG envoy and is now expecting to see how things will evolve.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Talks in Crans Montana ended inconclusively because the Turkish side insisted on maintaining the right of intervention, retaining the existing system of guarantees and would not agree to a sunset clause on the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Cyprus.

Source: Cyprus News Agency