Cyprus’ initiative to re-evaluate the status of specific areas in Syria was discussed at length on Wednesday during a meeting between Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou and his Danish counterpart Kaare Dybvad Bek.

The Danish official said that his country recognises the enormous pressure on Cyprus due to massive flows of migrants of Syrian origin, and he endorses the position that the time has come to examine the real facts in Syria to allow states to carry out returns under specific and strict conditions.

Ioannou conveyed to the Danish minister the suggestion to promote the creation of a group with the participation of European countries, with the aim of preparing an official joint document to the European Commission on the Syrian issue, a proposal with which Dybvad agreed.

Tomorrow Ioannou will visit Prague where he will have a meeting with the interior minister of the Czech Republic, Vít Rakušan.