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President-elect outlines views to Security Council members
2008-02-28 09:01:04

Nicosia, Feb 27 - Cyprus President-elect Demetris Christofias has sent a clear message to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council with regard to his positions on the search for a political settlement.

Mr. Christofias outlined his views during meetings with the ambassadors of Russia, the US and China in Nicosia who communicated to him congratulations from their respective leaders and words of encouragement for progress towards a negotiated solution.

“I conveyed the right message to the ambassadors and my wish to resume the dialogue with the Turkish Cypriots, but also stressed that such a dialogue must not revoke anything the Security Council has approved so far nor must discussions annul anything the leaders of the two communities have agreed,” he told the press after the meetings.

He said it was necessary for him to explain again his positions and his vision with regard to future negotiations, that would reunite the country, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

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