The General Secretary of AKEL Andros Kyprianou expressed the hope that there will be a positive climate and outcome on the terms of reference during today’s meeting between the two leaders with the UN Secretary General in Berlin, stressing the need to reverse the impression that it was Turkey who had cooperated at Crans Montana and to demonstrate our political will.

In statements made during his visit to Limassol, A. Kyprianou said that AKEL expresses the wish for a positive climate at the meeting, “which will enable a conclusion on the terms of reference to be reached – which of course will be conditional on Turkey, as well as for a decision procedurally on how we proceed to the next steps, which must be taken as soon as possible.”

Regarding our own side, he noted that “we have an additional reason to be constructive and cooperative fully with the UN Secretary-General, because there an impression already exists that Turkey had cooperated at Crans Montana and that we did not demonstrate the necessary political will.”

This, he continued, is recorded in the report submitted by the UN Secretary General, and for this reason, he stressed, “we need to reverse this impression that exists in the international community and ensure that it will be recorded that our side has fully cooperated with what the United Nations has demanded and, if and provided that there are no developments, the responsibility should be apportioned on Turkey.”

Asked whether he had any briefing from President Anastasiades from Berlin, A. Kyprianou said there was nothing that made such a communication imperative, but he said that he himself was at the disposal of the President of the Republic if he wished to contact him.

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