Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today with the new General Secretary of AKEL, Stefanos Stefanou.
The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Stefanou on his recent election to the leadership of AKEL and assured him of Greece’s continued support for a solution to the Cyprus problem.
“I consider it my obligation to always meet the leaders of the parties in Cyprus in order to have an honest conversation. “The issues, which concern us, always require absolute coordination between Greece and Cyprus”, said Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the beginning of the meeting.
The Prime Minister reiterated that the only acceptable framework for negotiations on the Cyprus issue are the decisions of the United Nations Security Council, which provide for a solution of a Bi-Zone, Bicommunal Federation, with one sovereignty, one international personality and one citizenship.
He added that necessary conditions for the solution of the Cyprus problem are the abolition of the anachronistic system of Guarantees as well as the withdrawal of the occupying Turkish troops from the island.
During the discussion, the Turkish provocation was examined, with emphasis on the illegal actions in Varosia, which are in complete contradiction with the Security Council resolutions and the positions of the international community, and make it particularly difficult to restart the negotiations on the Cyprus issue.
The meeting was also attended by the Director of the Diplomatic Office of the Prime Minister, Ambassador Eleni Sourani, and the Deputy Government Spokesperson, Aristotle Peloni.