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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-10-25

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    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias has said that despite Turkish threats against Cyprus and the negative stance of the Turkish side in the negotiations, the struggle to solve the Cyprus problem will continue. He noted that the government will continue to defend the Republic of Cyprus sovereign rights, while preparations of the EU Cypriot Presidency will intensify.

    Christofias underlined the need for unity in the domestic front, especially now that he will be travelling to New York for his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu.

    Addressing a concert organized under the title Above all, Cyprus, Christofias noted that Turkey has been culminating its provocations and aggressiveness towards Cyprus and threatens the Republic of Cyprus which has launched research for hydrocarbons in the islands Exclusive Economic Zone.

    Christofias also noted that the Turkish side maintains a negative stance at the ongoing talks aiming to solve the problem of Cyprus, divided since the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974.

    Its non constructive behaviour at the negotiating table reduces prospects for a settlement», he noted, adding that we have no right to abandon our struggle and compromise with the occupation and the division.

    He assured that we will continue our struggle aiming to lift all obstacles and reach a settlement, noting that we will stop to face Turkeys negativity by continuing our intense mobilization worldwide. We will continue to defend our principles, remaining however realists at the negotiating table, Christofias noted.

    He stressed that we will continue to defend and exercise our countrys sovereign rights, as we have been doing with the research for natural gas, adding that we will intensively continue preparations for the Cypriot European Union Presidency, to promote the potentials and the role of our country as an equal European state, which irrelevant of the problems its facing, can contribute in the promotion of European affairs.``

    Referring to the world economic crisis, President Christofias said that we are intensively and continuously trying to address the repercussions of the crisis and we are working hard to solve financial problems which have been accumulated for decades, in a balanced way, through dialogue among social partners, with caution and consensus.


    The international community and the EU should not just be passive observers of Turkish aggression against Cyprus but it should react, said President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou.

    Omirou met with leaders and representatives of Greek parliamentary parties during an official visit to Athens. He met Antonis Samaras the leader of the conservative party Nea Dimokratia, Giorgos Karatzaferis the leader of the right wing party LAOS, Secretary General of the communist party KKE Aleca Papariga and Parliamentary Spokesman of the left wing party SYRIZA Panayiotis Lafazanis.

    ``We are faced with developments, challenges, dangers but also opportunities, Omirou said in statements to the press after his meetings, adding that ``the challenges should be met successfully, the opportunities should be seized and the dangers should be avoided``.

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