Greek FM expresses commitment to basic principles of Cyprus solution at Geneva meeting

Greek diplomatic sources note that Dendias also referred to the system of guarantees stressing that it is anachronistic and must be abolished, along with the presence of occupation troops on the island. ANA – MPA/GreeceMFA/Harris Akriviadis




Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed on Wednesday Greece’s commitment to the basic principles of a Cyprus solution as defined by the UN Security Council’s resolutions, during the informal five-party meeting in Geneva.

According to Greece’s diplomatic sources, during his remarks, Dendias said that Greece attends the meeting in a constructive spirit and goodwill.

  • In full alignment with the Greek-Cypriot side, he noted, the Greek government wishes the resumption of negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem, which must be fully compatible with the UN Charter, the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council –that is a bizonal, bicommunal federation– and the European acquis.

Dendias underlined that any future solution must ensure the continuation of Cyprus’ substantial participation in decision-making at EU level, without external interventions. He also stressed that any solution that does not meet the aforementioned criteria cannot be discussed.

Greek diplomatic sources note that Dendias also referred to the system of guarantees stressing that it is anachronistic and must be abolished, along with the presence of occupation troops on the island.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results.
   
Source: CNA/Adamos Zachariadis/EPH/2021
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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