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President says Cyprus better off for rejecting Annan plan
2005-04-25 13:52:14

Nicosia, Apr 24 (CNA) - Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has expressed conviction that Cyprus' position is today much better than it would have been if the plan for a Cyprus settlement proposed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan had been accepted in a referendum on April 24 last year.

Speaking after the conclusion of a pancyprian congress to celebrate the 80 years of existence of the Cyprus Communist Party - AKEL and invited to comment on the fact that today is the first anniversary of the referendum, at which the Greek Cypriot community rejected the Annan plan, President Papadopoulos said ''what I had said then has been verified.''

''Hard work is needed and certainly our position today is much better than it would have been if we had accepted the Annan plan,'' he pointed out.

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