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Spokesman says UN chief's report blames Denktash for deadlock
2003-04-05 22:15:17

Nicosia, Apr 5 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said today the UN chief's report on Cyprus, which will be presented before the Security Council on Monday, ''clearly blames'' Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash for the failure of efforts to solve the Cyprus problem.

Commenting on the report, Chrisostomides reiterated that the Greek Cypriot side's position remains the same, noting that ''we will work towards a solution''.|

He added that ''we will negotiate in good faith on the basis of the Annan plan so that the plan may become a functional solution to the benefit of all Cypriots, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots''.

Chrisostomides described the report of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ''a chronicle of Denktash's refusal to engage in sincere and substantive negotiations for a Cyprus settlement''.


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