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Solving Cyprus problem a ‘moral obligation’ says president

ΠτΔ – Μνημόσυνο αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ 1955
President Nikos Christodoulides speaking in Paralimni on Sunday

The government has a moral obligation to solve the Cyprus problem and is working with a specific plan to break the deadlock in the talks, President Nikos Christodoulides said on Sunday.

We must not “compromise with the occupation, and this must be our promise to the future generations of our country,” he said.

Christodoulides was speaking at a memorial for Eoka fighters in Paralimni.

“A historic debt that resonates through both the heroism and sacrifice of all that we honour today,” he said.

The aim is to see a resumption of talks that will lead us to the solution of the Cyprus problem, he said, always on the basis of the relevant UN resolutions and the principles and values of the EU.

“Despite the problems, despite the negative developments in our region, we are optimistic that, yes, we will achieve the goal of resuming talks from where they broke off in the summer of 2017,” he added.

He was referring to the latest round of UN sponsored talks that took place in 2017 in Crans Montana.

“Our vision for the reunification and liberation of Cyprus is defined by the bravery, heroism and sacrifices of the heroic generation of 1955-59,” he concluded, referring to the Eoka fighters.

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