We have prepared to confront any developments during the Geneva informal meeting, Photiou says, CNA - Cyprus/NICOSIA
Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and our side have prepared properly, with a view to be able to confront any developments during the informal meeting in Geneva with the hope that there will be an end to the current pessimistic situation and things will proceed in a positive way, with the expectation of achieving progress in the Cyprus problem, said Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou.
Addressing an online meeting with the organizations and the members of the Cypriots` Diaspora Federation in Australia-New Zealand, Photiou noted that "unfortunately the messages from the other side are not hopeful, as the positions which are expressed and supported do not promise a positive outcome of the new UNSG`s new initiative."
He noted that our side will put forward during the informal meeting the preconditions to achieve a just and functional settlement based on the UN decisions and resolutions, and wished for the efforts which our side makes to bear fruit so that Cyprus enters a new promising era for all its citizens in conditions of freedom, peace and security.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The UN Secretary-General invited all parties involved to attend an informal five-plus-one meeting on the Cyprus issue in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27 to 29 April 2021.