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Bicommunal political party meetings positive, says Slovak Ambassador
2007-08-23 09:34:31

Nicosia, Aug 21 – Meetings of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties may not have produced concrete results so far, but the fact that party leaders are able to come together is already a positive step, said here Tuesday Slovak Ambassador to Cyprus Anna Turenicova.

In statements after meeting General Secretary of the Ecologists- Environmentalists Movement and member of the House of Representatives George Perdikis, Turenicova said the Slovak Embassy here will continue to organize such meetings, as it has done for the past several years.

“I was encouraged to do so by many of the leaders of the political parties I had the opportunity to meet so far,” the new Slovak Ambassador said.

She added that Slovakia is an honest broker and does not “have any special interests, we don't have any side intentions, we are just offering our good services, we offer our time, our experience and just want to create a space, a platform for the leaders of the political parties to come together and to discuss the issues they agree on.”

“One might say that so far the leaders have not seen any concrete result of these meetings. Well, it's up to the leaders of the political parties but according to my opinion even the fact that they are able to come together, that they are able to sit at one table is already a positive step,” she pointed out.

The Ambassador also said that “there are many good ideas, many good suggestions and proposals and maybe one of them will be agreed by all the leaders and they will come one little step forward.”

The next meeting of the leaders or representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties is scheduled for 19 September.

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