Greek Premier confirms Greece's unwavering support to Cyprus
Nicosia, Oct 14 (CNA) -- Greek Premier Costas Karamanlis repeated his government’s unwavering and continued support to the Cyprus government’s efforts to achieve an overall, just, viable and mutually acceptable settlement of the Cyprus problem.
In a congratulatory message to Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Cyprus’ Independence on 1st of October and released today, Karamanlis expressed the warm wishes of the Greek people and himself for the welfare and progress of the Cyprus people.
''I would like to confirm, once again, the unwavering and continuous support of the Greek government to your efforts to achieve an overall, just, viable and mutually acceptable settlement of the Cyprus problem, on the basis of the UN decisions, the Secretary General's proposals and in line with EU principles,'' he added.
Karamanlis said the accession of Cyprus to the EU in May 2004 consists a new chapter in the island’s history and creates a propitious framework for the success of reunification efforts, for the benefit of the entire population.