Cyprus Mail

Tusk and Davutoğlu agree on need for Cyprus solution

European Council President Donald Tusk welcomes Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) ahead of a meeting in Brussels January 15, 2015

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk and Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu have agreed on the need for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem.

“The statu quo has endured for too long. It is very important to ensure a positive climate so that the negotiations can resume”, said President Tusk in a press statement issued on Thursday following his meeting with Davutoğlu held at his office at the EU Council in Brussels.

He also noted that “in our meeting, I reaffirmed to the Prime Minister the importance the European Union attaches to our relations with Turkey. Turkey is a key partner for us. Turkey`s accession process remains the main framework of our relations. On our side, we will continue to support opening new chapters when the conditions are met”.

Donald Tusk welcomed “the commitment of the Turkish Government to the accession process. Its new EU Strategy and Action Plan show this. Implementation will be key”.

President Anastasiades suspended his participation in the UN-led peace talks following a Navigational Telex or NAVTEX, issued by Turkey in October last year, as Turkish seismic research vessel “Barbaros” violated the Republic’s exclusive economic zone.

Repeated calls for the withdrawal of “Barbaros” went unheeded by Ankara, which announced recently the NAVTEX`s extension until April 6, 2015.


Related Posts

Joy and awe among the Catholic faithful

Jonathan Shkurko

Rape charges dropped against former municipal councilor

Elias Hazou

‘Strong disagreement’ remains among MPs over infectious diseases bill

Elias Hazou

Coronavirus: No deaths, 538 people test positive on Thursday (Updated)

Staff Reporter

Pope sends messages of unity, patience, peace and compassion (Updated)

Jonathan Shkurko

Pensioner who died in taxi suffered abdominal aneurysm (Updated)

Gina Agapiou


Comments are closed.