Christodoulidis: Nothing separates us from Averoff - Yesterday was difficult (VIDEO)
Nikos Christodoulidis expressed interest in the 2023 Presidential
On the front page of the morning of January 10, the Minister of Foreign Affairs was hosted, 24 hours after the announcement of his resignation from the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs. Nikos Christodoulidis expressed interest in the 2023 Presidential elections, while as yesterday and today he clarified that it is too early to discuss anything in relation to the Presidential elections.
"It was not an easy time, it was a very difficult day. "I have served in this Ministry since 1999 as a diplomat. I am sure that whoever the President chooses as his successor will continue this effort under the guidance of the PD", he said in an introduction.
"We have nothing in common with either the President of the Republic or the President of DISY. I think it is too early for the election campaign. "It does not mean that my opinion is the right one, but I believe that after Spring is the appropriate period to start these discussions", the Foreign Minister noted.
"I said with absolute sincerity that I would be interested in a candidacy, in no case did I announce, it is too early to do such a thing. I resigned to facilitate the implementation of the government program, this government still has 1 year. In France there are elections in April and the pre-election has not started well, said Nikos Christodoulidis.
"I have been honored by the President since 2013. I talk to him almost every day, it was not a move to catch someone, he answered regarding whether it was a move to resign, in order to prevent developments," he said.
Regarding the meetings that took place between him and Averof Neophytos but also jointly with President Anastasiadis, Mr. Christodoulidis said that the goal was to find a solution, to create some conditions that would lead to a better situation of the general introversion that was presented. "It simply came to our notice then. That's the way politics is. "
"DISY very rightly, I come from this area, announced very correctly that there will be a pre-conference dialogue and we will go to the big conference in the spring. That all changed, trying to put pressure on my face. Any decisions are fully respected. "The big issue is for the government to proceed without problems in the implementation of the government project," he said. "In no case do I make any attempt to split the party," he added.
"I did not make my final decisions, you are not just announcing a candidacy, I know very well how difficult it is. "The most important thing is to talk to society, to come up with a program that meets the demands of the people," he said.
Regarding the issue of his possible removal, the Foreign Minister said that he does not see the reason for such a thing, the history of the party as the most liberal party does not have such a thing, he said characteristically.
He said that now he will start a new daily life which he has not planned in his mind. It is not easy at all, Nikos Christodoulidis repeated.
I am a member of DISY and this is clear, said Mr. Christodoulidis conclusively on the subject.