At present the conditions prevailing are not suitable for undertaking specific initiatives on the Cyprus issue, Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides has said.

Commenting on statements regarding the Cyprus problem, Stylianides said that the Cyprus issue has been and remains a top priority for the government.

He stressed that the Greek Cypriot side is ready to get involved in a peace process, only if this process has specific content, orientation and clear prospects to succeed.

However, Stylianides pointed out that obviously, the current situation does not create the best possible conditions. Under such circumstances, a very careful preparation is needed in order to ensure that such a process could bring tangible results.

Repeated UN-led rounds of peace talks have so far failed to lead to a political settlement that would reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, due to Turkish intransigence and unacceptable positions for a two-state solution.

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