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Eroglu’s proposal contrary to joint declaration, says spokesman

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A road map submitted by the Turkish Cypriot leader relating to the negotiations for a comprehensive settlement is in fact countered by the joint declaration which Dervis Eroglu and President Nicos Anastasiades agreed on in February last year, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides told  the Cyprus News Agency.

Asked to comment on Eroglu’s statements that he had submitted a road map to the UN, Christodoulides said “the way the negotiations will proceed depends entirely on whether there is good will from both sides and on the proposals they will submit at the negotiating table in the third round of the talks.”

He said Eroglu`s proposal had been submitted in the past. “What is important is that this proposal is rejected by the joint declaration itself” of the 11th February 2014.

In the declaration, the leaders “expressed their determination to resume structured negotiations in a results-oriented manner”. They also agreed that a “settlement will be based on a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as set out in the relevant Security Council Resolutions and the High Level Agreements” and that “the negotiations are based on the principle that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. (CNA)

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