PtD: The coming week is critical for the Cyprus issue

The President of the Republic described the coming week as critical for the Cyprus issue

Screenshot 8 4 Cypriot, President of the Republic

The President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulidis, described the coming week as critical for the Cyprus issue with the return to Cyprus of the UN Secretary-General's personal envoy for Cyprus, Maria Angela Holguin Queillard.

In statements to journalists in the framework of a visit to the "Mr. Tasos Markou" camp, on the occasion of the Easter holidays, the President said that the coming week is critical, it is important, as Mrs. Holgin is coming to Cyprus from Germany, France, Brussels, Turkey, and expressed the hope that there will be such data "that will allow us to be optimistic about the resumption of talks".

When asked about Turkey's revisionist tactics with the new development of teaching in the "blue homeland" and whether there are discussions with Athens about another strategy, he said that "the complete control of the occupied territories in all aspects of everyday life from of Turkey is nothing new, especially in matters of education" and reminded that there was a reaction from Turkish teachers themselves to such efforts on the part of Turkey.

For Greece, he said that there is coordination at all levels and expressed his satisfaction about it. He said that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will have a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and said that Nicosia is in contact with Athens.

"We are here and Greece and Cyprus and because I am in one camp, we show through our actions that we are pillars of security and stability, we are here (SS to resolve) any differences through diplomacy and dialogue and we hope to there will be a response".

It was within this framework, he added, "that as the EU with Cyprus and Greece as pioneers we sent a positive message to Turkey and it depends on Turkey whether this message will be transformed into positive comparative developments if and as long as there is progress in the Cyprus issue and I say this because the coming week is critical, it is important, Mrs. Holgin (personal envoy of the UN Secretary General for Cyprus) is coming to Cyprus, she is coming from Germany, France, Brussels, Turkey, and we hope that there will be such data that they will allow us to be optimistic about the resumption of talks".

Asked if this positive message was conveyed to Mrs. Holguin by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and how she can make use of it, she said that Mr. Michel's statements were clear and recalled the statements made in an interview by the President of the Commission on Sunday from there and let's wait for next week, I hope, from our side the readiness is declared, very specific, not theoretical, not general, and we hope that the data will emerge that will lead us to the resumption of talks".

Source: KYPE