Cyprus-related issues cannot be a ‘footnote’ while defusing tension in East Med, Ambassador Mavroyiannis tells CNA

Cyprus-related issues cannot become a ‘footnote’ in a broader Greek-Turkish dialogue that aims to diffuse tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations and negotiator of the Greek-Cypriot community, Andreas Mavroyiannis. Speaking about regional developments, Mavroyiannis told CNA that Cyprus must maintain a decisive role when it comes to its own affairs and that “the EU should reinforce us, not approach us as part of a package.”
In relation to efforts for the resumption of a Cyprus dialogue, Ambassador Mavroyiannis said that there is room for a procedural agreement between the parties involved, he said however that in order to go into substantial settlement talks “the necessary conditions need to be in place, allowing parties to negotiate.


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