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Greek and Turkish Cypriot organizations call for Cyprus solution
2006-04-27 16:13:57

Nicosia, Apr 27 - The Greek Cypriot trade union PEO and the Turkish Cypriot Platform ''This country is ours'' issued a joint declaration expressing the hope that the procedure agreed with the United Nations could and should lead to new substantial negotiations to reach a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem.

Speaking during a press conference at Ledra Palace, General Secretary of PEO Bampis Kyritsis and General Secretary of DEV-IS Mehmet Seyis called on the United Nations, European Union, Turkey, Greece and the leaders of the two communities to concentrate on the solution and to work so that with the right preparation ?we will soon be led to new negotiations that will end in a solution the soonest possible?.

They also assured that they will continue their joint activities for a solution to the Cyprus problem and called all workers, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, to raise their voices for a peaceful and reunited Cyprus.

''We stay engaged'', they said, ''in the struggle for a bizonal, bicommunal federation on the basis of the resolutions of the United Nations for Cyprus, the high level agreements, the political equality of the two communities and the European values and principles?.

Mr. Kyritsis and Mr. Seyis have decided to hold joint celebrations on the 1st of May holiday.

Representatives of the Turkish Cypriot trade union and members of the Platform ''This country is ours'' will participate in the parade which will be held on Monday, the 1st of May, which will parade from the PEO headquarters in Nicosia to Elefteria Square.

Later that day, a PEO delegation will be present at the activities of the Platform that will be held in the occupied areas.

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