Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, briefed Tuesday the Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament. According to CNA’s sources, during his briefing Christodoulides stated that the solution to the Cyprus Problem remains the absolute priority of the Cyprus government. As Foreign Minister stated, the government makes efforts to restart negotiations, while President Anastasiades expects Turkish Cypriot leader’s  M. Akinci response to his dinner invitation.

Christodoulides recalled the proposal for the recommencement of negotiations over the internal aspects of Cyprus Issue, underlying also the need for good preparation of an international conference with the participation of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.

Nikos Chritodoulides also noted that Cyprus government considers the recent Turkish provocations as the most severe violation of Cyprus’ sovereign rights since 1974. He also underlined that both Cyprus government and the international community are questioning whether Turkey is really willing and ready to restart negotiations.

During his briefing, Foreign Minister updated the members of the Committee on the recent developments regarding the Block 10 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone, which is considered to be the riche

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