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Cypriot Spokesman says Annan plan will not be the same
2005-11-22 11:10:15

Nicosia, Nov 22 (CNA) - Cypriot Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has said that it is obvious that the Cyprus settlement plan proposed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will not be the same when it returns to the negotiating table.

Commenting on reports that questioned whether the Annan Plan will be the basis of future negotiations, Chrysostomides replied, ''It is. However, we do not have any talks now. There was a process that ended with the Annan Plan. It had a specific development and conclusion. Our will and desire for a solution is a fact. A solution that will be wisely and rationally structured on the basis of a bizonal, bicommunal federation which will function on the basis of the principle of democracy and protection of the political and human rights of all lawful residents of Cyprus.''

The Spokesman said that this should happen with new negotiations after they are well prepared and this is the basis of the government's political pursuit.

Asked if the fundamental structure of the plan will return, the Spokesman said the fundamental philosophy is a bizonal, bicommunal federation and this is something that was accepted by all.

Chrysostomides also said that ''our positions, our areas of concern'' were put forward to the UN on the basis of the conclusion of the parties' discussion at the National Council.

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