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President: Solution Achievable this Year if Turkey Shows Commitment

anastasiades_unPresident of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has stressed that the “ambitious goal” for a solution of the Cyprus problem by the end of the year, “is achievable, provided that all interested parties and stakeholders, and in particular Turkey, show a similar degree of commitment.”
Addressing the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the President said
“I wish to, yet again, reiterate my resolve to continue working with the same determination and intensive pace in order to reach a solution the soonest and, if possible, by the end of the year”.
“I do believe that this ambitious goal is achievable, provided that all interested parties and stakeholders, and in particular Turkey, show a similar degree of commitment, engage constructively and proceed with concrete and tangible steps which will positively reinforce the negotiating process,” he said.
Anastasiades thanked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for his service as his term comes to an end this year.
“Moreover, I wish to thank His Excellency for his active role in achieving a peaceful and comprehensive settlement on long-standing international issues, including the Cyprus problem,” he added.
(source: CNA)

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