Disy and Akel on Tuesday called on President Nikos Christodoulides to convene a National Council meeting and brief political parties over developments on the Cyprus problem.

“It is with great surprise that we heard the president announce UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres submitted proposals that he already accepted,” Disy MP Onoufrios Koullas said.

Should the president not have briefed political party leaders or at least the Cyprus problem team?”

In a statement, Akel referred to comments Christodoulides made a day earlier, when he said he accepted proposals put forth to him on the Cyprus problem by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Christodoulides expressed the hope the proposals would be met positively by Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, who will meet with Guterres on Friday in New York.

“Akel calls on the president to convene a National Council meeting and inform political parties over the content of the UNSG’s proposals which Christodoulides already accepted.”

The party said the National Council is the place where political parties are briefed and there is an exchange of opinions over matters concerning the Cyprus problem.

Koulias underlined that at present, the National Council should regularly convene. “Not just for an ex-post briefing but for consultation, exchange of views and for a strategy to help promote our side’s positions in all meetings and contacts.”