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Cyprus President: UN and others plan to take steps for Cyprus
2005-11-22 10:56:21

Nicosia, Nov 18 (CNA) - The UN as well as others have thoughts and plan to take steps as regards the Cyprus problem, Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has said, adding that he is not able know when these steps will be made.

Replying to a question as regards a possible meeting between him and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, President Papadopoulos said there can be no meetings “which create impressions and hopes to the people and which may give excuses to evil-minded people to suspend other activities or the implementation of Turkey's obligations, because there is a alleged dialogue going on for the Cyprus issue.”

Commenting on US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza’s statement that there are movements as regards the Cyprus issue, with a view to find a solution to the Cyprus problem and that it is better to have a behind the scenes procedure, because in that way diplomacy is more effective, President Papadopoulos said as he has already stated in the past “there are various thoughts, various small steps.”

He noted that “there are a lot of things to be done before proceeding to negotiations”.

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