President Calls for Realistic Proposals Ahead of Resumption of Cyprus Talks

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades expressed hope on Saturday that as the Cyprus talks are set to restart next week, everyone will realise that without realistic proposals that will address the concerns of both the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, it will not be possible to reach a solution of the Cyprus problem.

“I want to hope that Turkey will contribute in such a way that will aid the Turkish Cypriot leader to return to the negotiating table with proposals that will not serve the interests of third parties, but those of the Cypriot people, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, that they will not put forward positions that will lead to dysfunction of the state, but at the same time they will rid (the country) of the occupation and any guarantees or intervention rights of third parties,” the President told the Press in Paphos, where he attended a funeral.
(source: CNA)