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No disagreement with Greece, government insists

Government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides

There is absolutely no difference in approach and no disagreement with Greece over the Cyprus problem, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Wednesday.

In comments after the National Council meeting the spokesman said that since the multilateral conference concerns a state, which is the Republic of Cyprus, then this state could not be absent.

“The president wants this exchange of views with the members of the National Council. There is daily contact with the Greek government at the level of heads of state, foreign ministers and diplomatic offices,” the spokesman added.

The spokesman said President Nicos Anastasiades was expected to talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Jerusalem, where they will both participate in the trilateral high level meeting with Israel.

“The Greek government expressed yesterday once again through its government spokesman, a position with which we totally agree, that is, for a multilateral conference to be successful a consultation between Athens and Ankara must take place prior to the conference,” Christodoulides said. “There is no difference in approach or disagreement between the Greek government and the Cypriot government.”

The spokesman said seeking disagreements or differing approaches between Athens and Nicosia was the biggest disservice to the ongoing process.

Speaking after the National Council, Anastasiades said that he was in constant contact with the Greek government and that a meeting would possibly take place in Athens before the Geneva talks “to align with the Greek government on the issues to be discussed at the multi-party conference”.

 

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