EU calls Cypriot leaders for solution

Barroso said that it was time to discuss the topics on which the two Cypriot parties could not agree within the scope of Cyprus talks continuing for the last three years.

European Commission’s President Jose Manuel Barroso called on Cypriot leaders to open the way of comprehensive solution during the tripartite meeting in New York.

President Dervis Eroglu of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will hold a tripartite meeting on October 30 and 31 in New York within the scope of efforts to find a solution to Cyprus problem.

Barroso said that it was time to discuss the topics on which the two Cypriot parties could not agree within the scope of Cyprus talks continuing for the last three years.

EU Commission expected parties to have concrete results and proceed to the last phase in Cyprus process during the summit in New York, he added.

Barroso stressed that unification of island would be for the interest of the EU and all peoples in Cyprus, and he called on Cypriot leaders to evaluate the comprehensive solution opportunity.

The two leaders and the UN can trust the Commission’s full support in the process, he noted.

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28 October 2011 Friday