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Spain and Greece share same views on Cyprus
2006-02-08 16:35:04

Athens, Feb 8 – Spain and Greece are on the same wavelength as regards the Cyprus question, in that they both respect international law and want to facilitate the search for a lasting settlement.

This is what Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos said after a meeting in Athens on Tuesday with his Greek counterpart Mr. Petros Molyviatis.

Mr. Moratinos also said that Spain was very happy with Cyprus’ accession to the European Union, noting at the same time that his country maintains very good relations with Turkey.

The two Ministers discussed the situation in the Middle East, in Kossovo, efforts to have the European Constitution approved and matters relating to the EU budget.

On the same day, Saudi Arabia Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Prince Torki M. Saud Al Kabee, expressed the firm position of his country for the need to respect UN resolutions on Cyprus and to find a negotiated settlement through peaceful means, acceptable to both communities on the island.

An official press release said Cyprus Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary Mr. Sotos Zackheos met Mr. Al Kabee on Monday in Riyadh, in the presence of the EU Department Director Prince Mohammed Faisal Turki, during which they discussed the Cyprus question, bilateral relations, relations between Cyprus and the Arab world and regional problems.

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