Finance Minister and leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Serdar Denktaş has said that yesterday’s meeting between President Mustafa Akinci and the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades should not have taken place.
Prior to the community leaders’ meeting, Denktaş told Bayrak TV that: “The president asked for a meeting which should not take place and he is conducting it. In our view, the beginning of a new process will be another waste of time. The bi-communal, bi-zonal federation has been discussed for over a century. The Annan Plan has been rejected. It was also rejected at Crans-Montana by the Greek Cypriots. What we will discuss further? What have we not been able to understand for so long and we are going to understand it now? This meeting will produce no result“.
During the two community leaders’ meeting on Tuesday, they discussed decentralisation of a reunited Cyprus. They also agreed to make electricity interconnection between the two communities permanent, agreed to enable mobile telephony to function without a border in Cyprus and to clear remaining minefields along the border.