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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-01-26

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] FM meets British counterpart, says Turkish proposals on Cyprus do not differ from those tabled last May

  • [01] FM meets British counterpart, says Turkish proposals on Cyprus do not differ from those tabled last May

    Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis discussed the issue of Cyprus with his British counterpart Jack Straw, who arrived in Athens on Thursday evening in the framework of a working visit. Earlier, Straw was received by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. Molyviatis noted that the Greek government examined the Turkish proposals on the issue of Cyprus very carefully.

    "The conslusion is that in essence they do not differ from the proposals which had been tabled last May and which led nowhere," Molyviatis said.

    "The thought of a quadripartite conference was revived," the foreign minister said, adding that "this framework is not suitable since the issue of Cyprus constitutes an international matter which is being discussed at the level of the United Nations."

    Molyviatis recalled the statement by Commissioner Olli Rehn that Turkey has assumed obligations which it must fulfill and reiterated Greece's position on the reunification of Cyprus in such a way that all the inhabitants of the island will enjoy the benefits from accession to the European Union.

    Referring to proposals made by Ankara a few days ago on the resumption of negotiations aimed at finding a solution to the political problem of Cyprus, Foreign Secreatry Straw said "as was said by both the United Nations and the commissioner responsible for enlargement Olli Rehn, the proposals constitute a positive step forward, which provides the opportunity for constructive negotiations", adding that "they could be examined carefully."

    Asked whether the Turkish proposals on the Cyprus issue are compatible with Ankara's obligations on the ratification and implementation of the Customs Union Protocol, the British minister said that "every candidate member assumes specific obligations and it must fulfill them" and noted that "the proposals of (Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah) Mr. Gul concern a solution to the issue of Cyprus. They are two different things."

    Later on in the evening, Straw attended a dinner hosted by Molyviatis in honour of the British delegation.


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