|Remarks by the President of the Republic|
It does not mean that the positions expressed by the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community Mr Mustafa Akinci are the views of the Greek Cypriot side, the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades has said.
In his remarks to reporters yesterday evening, on the sidelines of an event organized by the Turkish occupied Municipality of Keryneia, and when asked whether references on the Cyprus problem negotiations made by Mr Akinci constitute just his own views or whether these are what are actually being discussed at the negotiating table, President Anastasiades said that “it does not mean that the positions expressed by Mr Akinci are the views of the Greek Cypriot side.
|The President attended an event on the Missing Persons during the Turkish invasion of 1974, in Cyprus|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, reiterated his appeal to anyone who has information with regard to the missing persons in Cyprus, to come forward and share this information with the Missing Persons Committee.
The President, who was speaking at an event organized yesterday evening by the Cyprus Committee of Relatives of Missing Persons and Undeclared Prisoners of 1974, at the Panorama of Missing Persons, in the village of Kornos, noted that this appeal was made both by him and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akinci.
|Statement by the President of the Republic after his meeting with the President of the European Commission Mr Jean Claude Juncker|
I would like to extent a warm welcome to you and your delegation. It is indeed both an honour and a pleasure to host you at the European Union’s most south-eastern member state.
Mr President, you are certainly not a stranger to Cyprus. To the contrary, I welcome you as a true friend of Cyprus, as well as a personal friend, on this first official visit as President of the Commission to the country.
I had the opportunity to brief President Juncker on the latest developments in the negotiations for a settlement of the Cyprus problem. I reiterated my strong commitment to work tirelessly with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akinci, in order to reach a comprehensive, viable settlement of the Cyprus problem.
|The President of the Republic attended an event on the National Day of France|
The coordination and the identity of views between Cyprus and France are exemplary, the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades said yesterday evening.
Speaking at an event on the occasion of the National Day of France, at the Residence of the Ambassador of France, in Nicosia, President Anastasiades said, inter alia, that “we consider France as a favoured partner and a country with which close ties and mutual interests bind us.”
|Written statement by the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades|
I welcome the agreement reached this morning at the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the member states of the Eurozone, between Greece and the Institutions; an agreement that keeps Greece standing in the core of the European Union.
The Government of Cyprus has stood by the side of the Greek Government and the Greek people from the very beginning.
The agreement reached was a difficult agreement, which underwent obvious improvements from the original demands, and was the best under the circumstances when taking into consideration the time constraints.
|The President of the Republic departed for Brussels|
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, departed today for Brussels, where he will initially participate in the special Summit of the Leaders of the member states of the Eurozone and later on in the EU Summit, on the issue of Greece. President Anastasiades is accompanied by the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides.
|Remarks by the President of the Republic about Greece|
The new proposals by Greece are documented and significantly improved, the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades said today.
In his remarks to reporters, at the Presidential Palace, and in response to a comment by a reporter that the President himself has an intense involvement on the issue of Greece, President Anastasiades said “yes, (and) I want to hope that after the submission of the proposals of the Greek government which, it appears, are documented but also significantly improved than all the previous ones, there is a solid basis for the achievement of an agreement”.
“And,” he concluded, “I want to believe that in the context of European solidarity, but also the acknowledgement of the humanitarian crisis that Greece is facing, a solution will be found. Today, I am more optimistic, I must say, than I was during the previous days.”
|Remarks by the President of the Republic about the Cyprus problem|
What is being sought is to safeguard, through the rules of the EU, what has been agreed: the bizonal, bicommunal federation and the political equality, said today the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.
In his remarks to reporters, at the Presidential Palace, after his return from the old Nicosia airport, where he participated in talks with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community Mr. Mustafa Akinci, and in response to an observation by a reporter that the linkage between a European solution and the bizonal, bicommunal federation has made a particular impression, President Anastasiades said “why should it surprise you? What is being sought is to safeguard, through the rules of the EU, what has been agreed: the bizonal, bicommunal federation and the political equality”.