Greece, Cyprus Stress Need for Cooperation in Athens Meeting (video)



Nicos Anastaciades and Alexis Tsipras in Maximos Mansion, Athens, Greece – Photo by AMNA

During a meeting in Athens on Monday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades emphasized the need for close cooperation between Athens and Nicosia as a tool for promoting a just solution for Cyprus and in establishing broader regional cooperation.

“There is always close communication between our two governments,” Tsipras said in front of the cameras at Maximos Mansion.

The Cypriot president, on his part, noted that “our very close cooperation is the foundation for the efforts we are making to tackle both the Cyprus issue and other problems faced by the two countries.”

Anastasiades also agreed that the close cooperation developed by Athens and Nicosia in recent years had helped create broader regional and wider cooperation, and to “place the Cyprus issue on the right basis once again, in aspects that are important for the future.”

The meeting took place a few days before the General Assembly of the United Nations and the possible re-start of the negotiations regarding the Cyprus issue.

With information from AMNA