Anastasiades distorting basic principal of Geneva Conference

President Mustafa Akinci’s Spokesman Baris Burcu, has said that the statements made by the Greek Cypriot side regarding the working principle of the Cyprus Conference to be held at Crans Montana, aim at distorting the agreement reached at the meeting with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on 4 June.

In a written statement issued on Monday, Burcu said:

“During the Cyprus Conference, which will continue in Switzerland on 28 June, the Turkish Cypriot side will work, remaining faithful to the agreement reached at the three-party meeting with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on 4 June.

In harmony with the agreement reached and announced with UNSG Guterres, all chapters will be discussed interdependently and in parallel at the conference, the chapter of security and guarantees will be on the table during the five-party meetings and all the other chapters at the bilateral discussions.

The target of the Cyprus Conference should not be to secure progress on one chapter only, but to reach a conclusion on all chapters and solve the Cyprus problem. For this, the whole of the picture needs to emerge by following a parallel process within a framework in harmony with the New York agreement. The Turkish Cypriot side is faithful to this agreement and will participate in the Cyprus Conference with this understanding.

The statements by the Greek Cypriot side about various approaches regarding the agenda and the working principles of the Cyprus Conference which will continue on 28 June, aim at distorting the agreement reached with the UNSG.

It is inevitable for everyone to show respect to the agreements which have been reached in order for a positive result to be possible at Crans Montana”


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