Kremlin: Putin-Tsipras discuss Cyprus problem

29 December 2016
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the Cyprus reunification issue, according to a Kremlin announcement on Thursday.

Aside from the Cyprus issue, a range of key international issues have been also discussed during the Putin-Tsipras phone call including the situation in Syria, the Kremlin said.

Tsipras also expressed his condolences to Putin over the Tu-154 plane crash in the Black Sea near Sochi and over the death of Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey.

The Secretary General of Cyprus’ AKEL party Andros Kyprianou met Greek Prime Minister in Athens today where they held discussions on the Cyprus issue ahead of President Anastasaides meeting with the Greek PM which is scheduled on Friday. The two leaders are expected to discuss developments regarding Cyprus’s peace negotiations ahead of the crucial multilateral summit in Geneva on January 12.

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci decided on December 1 to meet in Geneva on January 9 next year. On January 11 they will present their respective maps on the territorial chapter of the problem and on January 12 a Conference on Cyprus will be convened with the additional participation of the guarantor powers, UN Security Council members while other relevant parties shall be invited as needed.

Russia has also announced that they want to be present at the Geneva conference.

Russia has alway expressed its strong support of the inter-communal negotiating process to promote a lasting, viable, and just solution in the interests of both communities of Cyprus.

Last week Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said in a statement that the most effective system of guarantees during a transitional period in Cyprus could be security guarantees from the UN Security Council.

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