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Prokopis Pavlopoulos Discusses Cyprus Problem During Visit to the Island

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos has called on Turkey to prove its good intentions regarding the Cyprus problem and stressed that Turkey can not make a step towards becoming a part of the EU if it does not respect the independence and sovereignty of Cyprus.
The Greek President who is paying Cyprus a visit, was received today by the Acting President of the Republic, House President, Yiannakis Omirou, with whom he discussed, inter alia, the Cyprus problem.
Pavlopoulos told Omirou who welcomed him to Cyprus and the House of Representatives where their meeting took place, that the ongoing division of the island is unacceptable and a shame on the international community and the EU. He noted that a Cyprus solution should comply with international and European law, safeguarding the Republic of Cyprus as a sovereign state in the international community and as an EU and Eurozone full member state.
Yiannakis Omirou that the resumption of talks for resolving the Cyprus problem, should not lead to “high expectations or an unjustified euphoria”.
Greek Cypriots want a solution, he stressed and pointed out that this has been the case since the day after the Turkish invasion in 1974. However, he went on to say, we wish for a solution of the Cyprus problem and not a dissolution of the Republic of Cyprus.
On his part the Greek President noted that Cyprus occupation must end on the island.The Greek President also underlined that any solution of the Cyprus solution must be compatible with international and European law. That means, he pointed out, a solution that ensures the Republic of Cyprus as a sovereign state in the international community and as a state which is a full member of the EU and Eurozone. He also mentioned that after a settlement is reached neither settlers or occupation forces  should continue to exist.
Prokopis Pavlopoulos said the solution to the Cyprus issue depends largely on Turkey. In this context he expressed the hope that after the Turkish elections but also in relation to the refugee crisis, Turkey will realize its enormous responsibility with regard to the status quo in Cyprus.
He also expressed hope that the EU will exert pressure on Turkey so that it respects international and European laws.

Pavlopoulos Visits Grave of Former Cypriot Leader

The President of the Hellenic Republic paid tribute to the deceased Tasos Papadopoulos who served as President of the Cypriot Republic from 2003 to 2008, by visiting his grave.
Papadopoulos passed away in December of 2008, a few months after the end of his presidential term.
(Source: CNA)

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