Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus

Replying to questions from Russian media following his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mr Sergey Lavrov, at the UN, in New York, today, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, said that at the meeting «I expressed my gratitude, my warm feelings for the principled stance of the Russian state and the Russian delegation for their support of the implementation of the Security Council resolutions and for their support of the strong wording of the Presidential Statement of the President of the Security Council».

Replying to a question on whether "that was a step" for the issue of Varosha, the President said that «they are always trying their best through the diplomatic channels».