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Cyprus solution must be functional, President says

The solution of the Cyprus problem must be functional and the state fully independent, President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has said.

President Anastasiades was speaking to the press after attending the doxology for the celebration of the national day of the October 28, 1940, at the Cathedral of Agios Ioannis, at the Archbishopric of Cyprus. Later on, the President received the salute of the student parade in front of the Greek Embassy in Nicosia.

Replying to journalists` questions, the President said that if we want to avoid the danger or dilemma of discussing other forms of solution, either confederation or two states, it must be understood that in order to achieve what has been set as a goal, then the solution must be functional and the state fully independent.

Asked if he will inform the Cypriot people about developments on the Cyprus issue, President Anastasiades said that after his meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s representative Jane Holl Lute he will proceed to a full analysis about what and how he thinks and what are the choices before the people in the sense that we either choose a functional and independent state entity or we are eventually led to a new failure or the suffering that comes along with a dysfunctional solution or a state entity that will be a tool of an another country .

Invited to say what are his expectations from his forthcoming meeting with Lute, President Anastasiades said that it will be an exploratory mission saying that “do not expect she will bring  concrete ideas”.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Cyprus proceeds with its energy plans, Energy Minister says

The Republic of Cyprus will proceed with its energy plans, exactly as foreseen, Minister of Energy Yiorgos Lakkotrypis has said.

Asked if the Republic of Cyprus has taken any steps to address Turkish provocations in Cyprus` Exclusive Economic Zone, he said that the necessary measures have been taken in cooperation with the companies that have drilling licenses and the countries they come from.

The Republic of Cyprus will continue implementing its energy plans, exactly as foreseen, he concluded.

CNA

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