SUNDAY, 18 AUG 2019

 

CONNECT

Facebook Linked In Twitter
GAP_Group_2019_728x90px
Invest Cyprus 30/04-30/03/2019
IMH LTD

Prodromou: Greek Cypriot Side Ready for Preparatory Process Proposed by UNSG

Georgiades: Cyprus Economy Growth Remains Strong

IMH LTD
GAP_Group_2019_468x60px

POLITICS

brought to you by Deloitte

Photis Photiou: Turkish provocations poison the climate

Photis Photiou: Turkish provocations poison the climate

Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou reiterated the Greek Cypriot side’s readiness for the resumption of the UN-sponsored talks for the settlement of the Cyprus problem from where they left off at Crans Montana in July 2017, adding however that Turkish provocative actions in the Cypriot exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has strongly poisoned the climate.

Addressing a ceremony on the 45th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in Adelaide, Australia, Photiou expressed concern over the current negative backdrop, noting the Greek Cypriot side awaits the UN Secretary-General expression of interest with a view to breaking the current stalemate.

“It is however widely acknowledged, and this is obvious from the reactions caused internationally by the blatant Turkish violations of the international law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, that the Turkish leadership’s actions have strongly poisoned the climate to the extent that moves which would encourage rather than preventing new initiatives for the resumption of the talks are necessary,” he added.

“On our side, we have stated, as stipulated in a recent letter of President Anastasiades to Guterres, our readiness to contribute to this effort to return to the negotiating table the soonest possible,” he added.

He also said that due to the Turkish stance, Jane Hall Lute, the UN SG’s special envoy could not succeed in reaching an agreement on the terms of reference that would serve as the basis for the resumption of the talks.

Photiou also described announcements by the Turkish Cypriot side to allow refugees to return in the fenced-off city of Varosha under T/c administration as an effort to implement a “plan B”, adding that this action should not go unanswered by the UN Chief as it blatantly violates the 1977 and 1979 High Level Agreements and the UN resolutions from 1977 to 1992 providing for the return of the city legal inhabitants under UN control.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The last round of negotiations, in the summer of 2017, at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

MORE ON POLITICS

US Congress Delegation to Visit Cyprus end of August

A US Congress delegation will visit Cyprus at the end of August to hold a series of ...

Cyprus Among the ten Countries Present at Largest Israeli Navy Exercise

Cyprus was among the ten countries that took part last week in the “Mighty Waves ...

President Anastasiades Extends Wishes for Kurban Bayram

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades extends his wishes for Kurban Bayram, the Muslim ...

FROM AROUND GOLDNEWS

   

Spotify to Test Price Rises in Nordic Region

Spotify is apparently going to test out raising its prices in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Sources have told Bloomberg that the music streaming ...
   

Preliminary Data Show Increased Fiscal Surplus during the 2nd Quarter

The general government’s fiscal surplus increased to €215,4 mn in the second quarter of the year compared with a surplus of €106,0 mn in the ...
   

Huawei Gets Caught up in China Territory Controversy

China's Huawei, the tech giant under scrutiny for its alleged links to the Chinese government, has become caught up in a controversy surrounding the ...
   

Industrial Production Down by 1.6% in Euro Area

In June 2019 compared with May 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to ...
   

GDP and Employment Both up by 0.2% in the Euro Area

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA19) and in the EU28 during the second quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, ...
   

Georgiades: Cyprus Economy Growth Remains Strong

The growth of the Cyprus economy remains strong, said Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, noting however that there are still weaknesses and risks both inland ...
   

Prodromou: Greek Cypriot Side Ready for Preparatory Process Proposed by UNSG

Following the recent meeting of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the Greek Cypriot side is ...
   

Strategy& Study: Changes within the Healthcare Sector

The entry of digital technologies in the healthcare sector creates enormous financial potential for the biopharma industry. However, it also creates major ...
 

YOUR COMMENTS

HEADLINES

MOST POPULAR

Taxatelier_09/08/-06/09_300X250px
Loyalty_Conference_22/07-08/10_300x250px

IMH LTD