|Remarks by the President of the Republic|
The hope that the talks will produce positive results was expressed today by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades.
In his remarks to reporters, as he was entering the UN building, at the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, where for the second day, today, he is holding talks on the Cyprus problem with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, the President, when asked whether there is optimism that things will go well, said that “we are here to work intensely with the hope that the talks will be productive and we will reach positive results.”
|Remarks by the President of the Republic on the way to Geneva|
We are going to Geneva very well prepared and determined, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, said, today, in his remarks to reporters on his flight to Geneva.
Asked what he expects to result from the impending phase of the Cyprus problem in Switzerland, the President said that “we are going to Geneva well prepared and determined, always with the will and desire for a solution to the Cyprus problem as a given on the basis of principles and values that will allow us to build a modern European state, a state that will respect the concerns of the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, that will more generally respect its citizens. And such a state, of course, does not need either guarantors or troops to supposedly protect that which are commonly recognized or commonly accepted by all modern states, and we cannot continue to be the only case that needs third countries to guarantee it.”
|The President addressed a New Year televised message to the people of Cyprus|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, addressed, today, a televised message to the people of Cyprus on the occasion of the New Year.
Referring to the efforts to find a solution to the Cyprus problem, the President said, among other things, that “a decisive factor to achieve important convergences,” in the negotiations for a solution, “is the status of our country as a European Union member state, and the need to adapt basic elements of the solution to the European acquis.”