MOE for telephony and electricity decided PTD - Akinci
Confidence Building Measures for Telephony and Electricity were agreed at today's meeting by the President of the Republic, Nikos Anastasiadis and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.
In particular, according to a statement from the United Nations Spokesperson, the two leaders had a constructive meeting that lasted more than three hours. There was an exchange of views, while at the same time, the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis presented his ideas for decentralization.
In particular, according to a statement by the United Nations Spokesperson, the two leaders had a constructive meeting and exchanged views. At the same time, the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis presented his ideas for decentralization.
President Anastasiadis and Mustafa Akinci decided:
to implement Confidence Building Measures in relation to mobile telephony. This applies to operation through separate supplier agreements in both regions.
interconnection in terms of electricity networks. In particular, they decided to enter into an interim agreement for the supply of electricity.
nine areas where there are suspicions that it may have mines will be cleared
For his part, Mustafa Akinci, as a gesture of goodwill, as stated in the announcement, decided to return paintings by Greek artists who remained under the protection of the Turkish Cypriot side since 1974.
At the same time, President Anastasiadis decided to provide audiovisual material to Turkish artists.
At the same time, a technical committee for Culture will be set up.
During the day, President Anastasiadis is expected to be appointed.
Earlier, during his departure from the Presidency, for the meeting, he stated that he is going there with determination and structured proposals.
Asked with what expectations he is coming to today's meeting, the President of the Republic said that he is going with determination, with structured and concrete proposals. "I would not say that there are high expectations, not because we do not want it. "Because some statements are already being made that indicate Turkey's intentions regarding the date for the start of a meaningful dialogue," he said.
The President also said that in addition to that, there are many things that are happening and that should disappear, in order to prepare the ground, whether it is called challenges in Strovilia, or in Denia, or the violations in the EEZ.
All this must be discussed and without a doubt there are also serious issues for which good preparation must be made, so that we do not have similar results, such as in January 2017 in Geneva, or later in Crans Montana ".
Asked if he conveyed a specific proposal on the issue of decentralization, the President replied "of course".
Asked if this proposal would be submitted for discussion, the President said that "it is not a one-man authority, where you submit and that is, without discussion. What I seek is to create the conditions for a functioning state, and I do not focus only on issues concerning the functioning of the state, but also on the security of the state. Therefore, everything is connected ".
Asked to say whether he would seek to keep the channel of communication with the Turkish Cypriot leader open, the President of the Republic said that "our intention has always been, and I have said right after Crans Montana that I am ready to return from where they left off. the conversations. Therefore, it is not our side that neither journalists nor photographers still wanted to be present ".
Today, a meeting of the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy, Jane Hall Luth, with the Greek Foreign Minister, George Katrougalos, is scheduled to take place in Athens.