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Greece reiterates support to viable Cyprus settlement
2006-02-24 15:39:45

by Christa Nicolaou

Athens, Feb 24 (CNA) - Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis reiterated today Greece's steadfast support for a viable and functional solution of the Cyprus problem, in accordance with international law and UN decisions, compatible with the acquis communautaire.

Speaking at a New Democracy Central Committee meeting, Karamanlis said ''we want, more than anyone, a solution of the Cyprus problem so that the last remaining walls on European territory are felled.''

Referring to Greco-Turkish relations, Karamanlis said Greece was pursuing their ''continuous improvement and total normalisation,'' adding that ''we are investing in the development of relations of trust with all our neighbours and we support their European orientation.''

''We are following a strategy based on peace, cooperation and development. We are working for Greece that is strengthening its presence in Europe and the world, Greece that is utilising is geopolitical position and developing a leading economic, civil and political role in the wider region of southeastern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean,'' he said.

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