National Council parties, except one, back Cypriot President
Nicosia, Feb 17 (CNA) -- President Tassos Papadopoulos received here tonight the seal of approval for his efforts to bring about the necessary changes to a UN peace proposal that would make a political settlement functional and viable.
Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides, speaking after a four hour meeting of the top advisory body to the President on the Cyprus question, said all parties participating in Council meetings except the New Horizon party expressed their support to the President, who briefed them in detail about last week's talks in New York, that led to an agreement for the resumption of negotiations this coming Thursday.
The full text of the statement made by the spokesman after the National Council meeting is as follows:
''During today's meeting of the National Council, the President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos briefed in detail and extensively Council members about the recent talks at the UN seat and the agreement reached with regard to the process of negotiations to find a solution of the Cyprus question.
National Council members (parliamentary parties) expressed their views, assessment and concerns.
National Council members, except the New Horizons representatives, support the effort of the President of the Republic to achieve those changes that would make the solution functional and viable."