Cyprus President underlines to the UNSG the need for a functional state that will be effective in the EU

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, during his meeting on Tuesday in Geneva with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, focused on the need for a functional state which will be effectIve in the EU, a source has said.

The source noted that the President`s meeting with the UNSG, in the farmework of the 5+1 informal meeting on Cyprus, was very useful and the President had the opportunity to highlight the need to solve the Cyprus problem in the framework of the parameters which the UNSG himself has set out.

Moreover he elaborated extensively on his vision as regards the Cyprus problem, focusing on the next day of the solution that will contribute not only to the prosperity of all Cypriots but also to the security and stability in the region.

Referring to his proposal, the President emphasized on the need for a functional state that will be effective within the EU. Moreover, the source noted, he underlined the need for the settlement to create conditions of security in the country in a way that the perception about the security of one community will not constitute a threat for the other community.

Moreover the same source noted that the effort is to get the Cyprus problem back to the track of the negotiations something which constitutes the main aim of the President`s interventions and to which he focused during his meeting with the UNSG as well.

As regards Anastasiades meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, the source said that they reviewed the situation and agreed on concrete proposals that the two governments will undertake in view of the developments in the framework of the informal meeting and beyond that.

The 5+1 informal meeting on Cyprus which the UNSG has convened kicked off on Tuesday in Geneva and is scheduled to last until Thursday.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results.


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