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Polish President: EU must play more active role in Cyprus solution
2005-03-17 14:03:16

Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Poland's President Aleksander Kwasniewski stated here today that the European Union should play a more active role in efforts to solve the Cyprus problem.

He told a joint press conference with Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos after official talks at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia that three countries involved namely Britain, Greece and Cyprus, are already EU members while Turkey aspires to join the EU.

He pledged that his country would do its utmost for Cyprus' reunification.

Papadopoulos expressed the Greek Cypriot's side readiness to start negotiations with an aim to resolve the protracted Cyprus problem.

He said his talks with the Polish President covered European and international issues of bilateral interest as well as the long-standing relations between the two countries.

Cyprus and Poland joined the EU on May 1, 2004.

Kwasniewski is the first Polish President to pay an official visit to island since the 1960 establishment of the Cyprus Republic.

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