China continues to follow a firm stance of principles on the Cyprus issue, based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou said Friday, after a meeting he held with Chinese Ambassador in Nicosia Li Guobang.

Omirou told journalists after the meeting that China uses its influence on Turkey during its bilateral meetings, so that Ankara demonstrates a more positive stance on the Cyprus issue.

Turkey, Omirou added, must reconcile itself with the idea of ending the illegal occupation of Cyprus, restoring human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people of Cyprus and must accept a solution that will be based on the principles of international and European law.

“In the light of the meeting that will take place on the 7th of July in Geneva between the UN Secretary General and the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, I explained that without exercising pressure and influence on Turkey, we will achieve no change of the current situation at the direct negotiations”, he concluded.

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