Home Page >> CYPRUS ISSUE 27 October 2015, Tuesday 11:54
Kotzias says Cyprus issue is occupation issue
Greek FM Nicos Kotzias has said the Cyprus issue is an issue of occupation and violation of international rules and laws and supported the reunification of Cyprus through a federal, bizonal, bicommunal state.

For this to happen, he remarked, “there should be no occupation troops on the island”.

Kotzias was speaking during a press conference with GC FM Kasoulides following official talks at the Foreign Ministry in Nicosia.

He called for the reunification of the island “in a federal, bizonal, bicommunal republic of Cyprus, where the Turkish Cypriots will have all the goods and the maximum possible rights, and the Greek Cypriots, along with the three minorities here in Cyprus, will feel secure in a stable Republic of Cyprus. And for this to happen, of course the occupation forces must be withdrawn, and my views on the guarantees are well known.”

He also said that talking with the international community, including the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General, Espen Barth Eide, with Europeans and Americans and members of the Security Council, “I must say the general climate is positive with regard to the fundamental issues the Republic of Cyprus is facing – and from the standpoint it sees them”.

CNA


Add a comment     Share Share/Bookmark    
COMMENTS
0
WAITING FOR PERMISSION
0
increase font size decrease font size print this page tell a friend Add a comment (0)

Egypt - Israel gas spat does not affect Cyprus, says Lakkotrypis
Egypt has told Cyprus that its decision to freeze negotiations with Israel to purchase natural gas does not affect its intention to buy Cypriot gas, Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said on Monday.
Election postponement discussion 'pointless'
Discussion over the possibility of postponing May’s parliamentary elections in light of developments in the Cyprus problem is pointless since a deal was still far away, main opposition AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou sai...
Serious irregularities in Auditor General's report
Irregularities that suggest practices of corruptions are included in the annual report of Auditor General, Odysseas Michaelides for 2014, which he presented to the Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.