South’s Government spokesman rejects proposed meeting

Following reports that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had proposed a meeting between himself, his Greek counterpart Evangelos Venizelos and President Anastasiades, the South Cyprus Government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said Cavusoglu was welcome to visit the Republic of Cyprus, through the legal entry points, and meet with Anastasiades at the presidential palace, ‘Cyprus Mail’ reports.

According to CNA, the proposal was similar to a suggestion made by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for the premiers of Greece and Turkey to visit the island’s communities – “first the south and then the north.”

No dates were discussed, the sources said.

CNA later reported that FM Cavusoglu had called President Anastasiades who had undergone heart surgery in New York, to wish him well.

Commenting further, Christodoulides rejected any suggestion of a four-partite meeting.

“We do not participate in such meetings and anyway Greece is not willing to take part in such a meeting either,” the spokesman said. “We reject this proposal.”


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