The Greek Cypriot side will not accept any solution that will collapse the day after an agreement is reached, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday, adding that no one wants that and no one wants to live in uncertainty.
Addressing a memorial service in the community of Pachna, in the Limassol district, Anastasiades said the government’s goal was to find a solution that would meet the expectations and concerns of Greek Cypriots.
“We strive to achieve a solution that will create the conditions allowing all citizens to live in security, prosperity, to have peaceful coexistence and mutual respect of all legal residents of the country,” he said.
Anastasiades conveyed the message abroad, he said, that the people of Cyprus have their limits and their dignity and that there were limits to the compromises.
The Greek Cypriot side, he added, was purusing peace and had proven this during the talks in Crans-Montana “when it boldly put forward proposals” to end the anachronistic guarantees, intervention rights and presence of the Turkish army.
He also said that the goal of the government, as demonstrated by a multi-level foreign policy, was to create and challenge the international community, including EU countries, the five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council, Arab states and every other friend of Cyprus, to influence Turkey and send a strong message, that “in order to have a solution, mutual respect is required.”