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Cyprus President says drafting of comprehensive settlement plan is contrary to UN initiatives
2006-12-28 08:54:55

Nicosia, Dec 28 -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos believes it would be wrong to draft a comprehensive plan for the solution of the Cyprus problem, as such a move would be tantamount to relinquishing UN initiatives towards this goal.

The President clarified that it is one thing to talk about a framework of principles for a solution and another thing to prepare a plan for a political settlement in Cyprus.

“I think it would be wrong for us to draft a comprehensive solution plan. Such a move would mean that we are abandoning the UN initiative,” he added.

Meanwhile, Cyprus Foreign Minister Yiorgos Lillikas warned that whoever “intents to promote the function of the illegal airport, at the Turkish occupied area of Cyprus, contributes in a practical way to the division of Cyprus”.

Mr. Lillikas also noted that “whoever has such intentions, should make serious thoughts regarding the consequences of such an action, not only for Cyprus, but also for their bilateral relations with the Republic of Cyprus”.

Mr. Lillikas was commenting on information that members of the British Civil Aviation are making efforts to open the illegal airport at the Turkish occupied area of Cyprus for international flights.

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