Greek government firmly supports efforts to resume Cyprus talks

Η Αθήνα στηρίζει την προσπάθεια για επανεκκίνηση των συνομιλιών στην Κύπρο, δηλώνει ο Τζανακόπουλος. Φωτογραφία ΚΥΠΕ.Η Αθήνα στηρίζει την προσπάθεια για επανεκκίνηση των συνομιλιών στην Κύπρο, δηλώνει ο Τζανακόπουλος. Φωτογραφία ΚΥΠΕ.

The Greek government firmly supports efforts to resume the UN-led Cyprus peace talks, in spite of difficulties, Government Spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said here today during a press briefing.

“The governments of Greece and Cyprus are in constant contact and coordination in order to find a just and viable solution on the basis of UN resolutions and the status of Cyprus as an EU member,” he stressed.

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have been engaged in negotiations since May 2015, under UN aegis with a view to reuniting the island, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. The latest round of intensive talks, at Mont Pelerin, ended inconclusively last week.

This month Anastasiades and Akinci held two rounds of UN-led talks in Mont-Pelerin on territory. The UN announced at the end of the talks that despite their best efforts, the two leaders were not able to achieve the necessary further convergences on criteria for territorial adjustments that would have paved the way for the last phase of the talks.

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