ATHENS.- ANA – Deputy public order minister Christos Markoyannakis and Athens mayor Dora Bakoyanni on Sunday expressed hope for a positive outcome of the UN-sponsored Cyprus negotiations underway in Switzerland, speaking at the annual political memorial service of the late Cretan-born statesmen Eleftherios and Sophocles Venizelos in Chania.
”The Cyprus issue is at a very delicate stage and I would like to make a wish. Prime minister Costas Karamanlis’s thesis for his PhD was on Eleftherios Venizelos’ foreign policy. I would, therefore, like to wish that the solution that is given will be worthy of the solutions given at such difficult moments by Eleftherios Venizelos,” Markoyannakis said.
Bakoyanni, in turn, said that a difficult battle was being waged in Switzerland, and expressed ”hope that all will go well and that the perspective and the European vision will prevail for Cyprus”.