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A Cyprus solution is associated with the country's reunification, says spokesman
2006-08-17 11:50:08

Nicosia, Aug 16-- The ultimate solution of the Cyprus problem is associated with the reunification of the country, the people, the institutions and the economy, according to Deputy Minister to the President and Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis.

The spokesman also said that President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos is working consistently and responsibly towards this kind of a solution.

Mr. Pashiardis, who was receiving a resolution from the occupied Morphou Municipal Council and the Morphou Organisations, pointed out that the Cyprus problem is not solely a Morphou, Famagusta, Kyrenia or Karpasia issue.

?The ultimate solution of the Cyprus problem is associated with the reunification of the country and the people, the reunification of the institutions and the economy. I want to assure you that the President of the Republic is working for this form a solution, consistently and responsibly?, the spokesman added.

He then expressed the Greek Cypriot side?s commitment to the agreement of July 8, 2006.

On July 8th, Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat met in the presence of UN Undersecretary General for political affairs Ibrahim Gambari and agreed to begin a process of bicommunal discussions on issues that affect the day-to-day life of the people and those that concern substantive issues.

?The effectiveness of this procedure does not solely depend on the constructive stance of our side?, he added.

Mr. Pashiardis repeated that a solution will be one of compromise, noting however that ?this compromise cannot imply the sale of rights nor can it be identified with the total submission to the complete injustice?.

?The solution of a bizonal, bicommunal federation which we accepted and insist on, under no circumstances can be a by-name of the partition or a disguise of federation?, the spokesman underlined.

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