Fascino: Working for a solution on the basis of dialogue, mutual trust for the issue of Famagusta

Working towards a solution based on dialogue and mutual trust on the issue of Famagusta

proedriko1 Konstantinos Letymiotis, Presidential Palace, Fascino

He is working to reach a solution based on dialogue and mutual trust, the rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the issue of Famagusta, Italian MP Piero Fascino, said on Tuesday after his meeting with President Nicos Christodoulidis.

The President of the Republic has conveyed to Mr. Fascinos that this report should also clearly clarify the support of the Council of Europe (CoE) in the effort to restart the negotiations within the agreed framework, he said in his own statements Government Spokesperson, Konstantinos Letympiotis.

Mr. Fascino, who is making his second working visit to Cyprus, had a meeting with President Christodoulidis at the Presidential Palace in the morning.

In his statements after the meeting, through an interpreter, he said that he discussed with the President of the Republic about the Cyprus issue and the situation regarding the enclosed area of ​​Varosia, as a rapporteur on behalf of the Council of Europe to prepare a report on Varosia.

He will present his report to the CoE Parliamentary Plenary in June, he said, noting that this is his second visit to Cyprus, and that he had previously visited Ankara and Athens.

"I am working for a solution that is compatible with the UN resolutions, and clearly with a perspective of reuniting the island within the framework of the bizonal, bicommunal federation, as is the proposed solution," he said.

"My commitment is to work to support political efforts to achieve this solution," he added.

Asked by a journalist how his report could be used, Mr. Fascino said that the report will be a tool to foster dialogue between the two communities, "to reach a solution that will be compatible with the UN resolutions".

He also said that on Wednesday he will visit the Turkish Cypriot community and discuss with its representatives, noting that he is working to reach a solution based on dialogue and mutual trust.

In his own statements, the Government Spokesperson noted that Mr. Fascino reported to President Christodoulidis that he is expected to deliver the report and to have this report adopted around the end of June by the KSSE.

He said that the President of the Republic informed Mr. Fassino about the contacts made by the personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General on her last visit to Cyprus, "but also about the commitment of our side to restart the negotiations and to respect the resolutions of the Council Security". "It is known that we consider the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council as the armor, as the map, as the compass for the progress that must be made in the Cyprus issue", added the Spokesperson.

In a journalist's comment that this is not the first report drawn up by Mr. Fassino, but also that there are other CoE reports on the issue of Varosia, and asked if the President of the Republic has requested that the CoE be stricter with the States Its members who refuse to comply with either its decisions or its reports, such as Turkey, Mr. Letympiotis said that compliance with what the Council of Europe adopts "is self-evident from all the states participating in it, and especially in issues where there are relevant resolutions of the Security Council, such as the enclosed area of ​​Varosia".

What the President of the Republic has conveyed to Mr. Fascinos, he noted, is that this report should also clearly clarify the CoE's support for the effort to restart the negotiations within the agreed framework.

Source: KYPE