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Bicommunal meetings on Cyprus problem resume
2006-08-22 16:38:52

Nicosia, Aug 22-- The aides of the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, Mr. Tasos Tzionis, and Mr. Rasit Pertev, continued their meetings this week after a short August break.

The meetings are in the presence of Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Cyprus Michael Moller with a view to implement the July 8th agreement that provides for bicommunal discussions aiming to reach a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister George Lillikas said ?the speed with which the technical committees can work depends on the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities.?

He also said the Greek Cypriot side is ready to begin work on the technical committees level, something it proved last February, adding that after Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos met in Paris in February with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan ?we insisted that the procedure begins the soonest possible.?

?If there is the same political will on the part of the Turkish Cypriot side as well, the procedure can be a very rapid one,? he added.

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