President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, told overseas Cypriots that a new dynamic will be created in the Cyprus problem that will allow the dialogue which will begin to have a positive conclusion.

Addressing a gathering of organizations of overseas Cypriots in New York, President Anastasiades, who departs the US later Saturday after a seven day trip where he addressed the UN General Assembly, said that the interest concerning Cyprus has been upgraded and the picture that he gets is that the positions of the Greek Cypriot side are now respected.

The President told the gathering that the talks should be well prepared but also Turkey should take bold steps.

He repeated his proposal for a series of confidence building measures which include the return of the Turkish occupied town of Famagusta.

“Such conditions will be created and such dynamic allowing the new dialogue that will start to lead us to a favourable ending”, the President said, adding that his proposal includes a greater involvement on the part of the EU.

The President further remarked that “what we need is good will from those who maintained an intransigent position that did not allow us to continue in our negotiations”.

UN-led talks are widely expected to resume later this year. Repeated rounds of talks between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities have yet to lead to a comprehensive settlement. The most recent round of talks was interrupted by the Turkish Cypriot side in July 2012, which objected to Cyprus’ presidency of the European Council

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