Remarks by the President of the Republic
at the Conference of the Cyprus-Greece Lions
The new tripartite meeting of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt will take place in Nicosia in the next days, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, said yesterday, in his address evening at the 48th Conference of the Cyprus-Greece Lions.
In his address to the Lions’ Conference, the President of the Republic made extensive references to the Cyprus problem, starting from the appointment of the Greek Cypriot Interlocutor, to his proposals for confidence building measures, the Joint Communiqué of 11 February 2014, and the illegal and provocative acts of Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus with the issuing of the Navtex.
He added that, with the consent of all the political parties, it was decided that there was no other choice but to suspend the dialogue. “At the same time, after the suspension of the dialogue, and in view of the propaganda instigated by the Turkish diplomacy, we determined that the direct briefing, but also the policies that should create international alliances, were imperative”, President Anastasiades said. -17.04.2015