President Mustafa Akıncı made evaluations about Geneva conference to be held on June 28th.
Underlining that constructive approach of all the parties was key to the solution of the Cyprus problem, President Mustafa Akıncı has said “What is needed is not prolonged negotiations that drag on indefintely but determination”
Secretary General António Guterres met today with President Akıncı and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades.
President Mustafa Akıncı and Foreign Affairs Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu highlighted that the Turkish Cypriot side is ready to participate in a conference to be held in Geneva without preconditions and to discuss all issues, including security and guarantees.
President Mustafa Akıncı underlined that the Greek Cypriot leadership’s new stance revealed at the meeting held on 17th May which included preconditions contrary to the previous agreements cannot yield any results.
“As of today, we have been communicated that the Greek Cypriot leader’s insistence on prerequisites is the official stance of the Greek Cypriot side,” said President Akıncı. “We are not in a position to accept prerequisites.”
The message of President Akıncı is as follows:
President Mustafa Akıncı stated that science and technology, likewise culture and art, can cut across all boundaries. “We can lift the embargoes imposed on us, through these sorts of projects and we are capable of doing so,” he said. “Nobody will do us the favour of removing our embargoes, we are the one who is capable of doing so through projects”.
President Mustafa Akıncı stated that the Greek Cypriot side put forward unacceptable preconditions and not constructive proposals for the Geneva Conferance.
Following the Leaders’ meeting today, President Akıncı made a press statement on his arrival at the presidency and answered questions.