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New draft outlines EU’s “active role” in the Cyprus problem ahead of Summit

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A new draft of the conclusions for the upcoming European Council includes references to the readiness of the EU to play an “active role” with “all appropriate means at its disposal” in the process to solve the Cyprus Problem, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Monday.

According to the draft dated June 25: “Recalling its previous conclusions, the European Council remains fully committed to a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem, within the UN framework, and in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions and in line with the principles on which the EU is founded and the acquis. The European Union calls for the speedy resumption of negotiations and is ready to play an active role in supporting all stages of the the UN-led process, with all appropriate means at its disposal.”

The consultations for the drafting of the conclusions of the upcoming European Council, which will take place on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, are ongoing. The 27 permanent representatives of the member states were due to meet later on Monday. The overall text of the conclusions is expected to be discussed during the General Affairs Council on Tuesday.

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