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Cyprus government welcomes Berlusconi's statement
2003-09-26 17:15:46

Nicosia, Sep 24 (CNA) - The Cyprus government welcomed a statement here Wednesday by European Council President Silvio Berlusconi on Cyprus, made within the framework of the UN General Assembly.

Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said he welcomes Berlusconi's statement ''that the EU will continue in every way efforts and help the Secretary General in solving the Cyprus problem, so that an overall, viable and functional solution to the Cyprus problem is found, based on UN resolutions''.

The Prime Minister of Italy reiterated the EU's willingness to accommodate the terms of a Cyprus settlement in line with the principles on which the EU is founded.

Addressing the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Berlusconi said that ''in accordance with the conclusions of the European Council of Thessaloniki, the European Union will continue to work tirelessly in support of the UN Secretary General's efforts to achieve a comprehensive, just, viable and functional solution to the Cyprus problem, consistent with the relevant Security Council resolutions.''

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