New York.- The Cyprus problem was amongst the issues examined during a meeting Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou had with Turkish President Abdullah Gul on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Present at the meeting were the Foreign Ministers of Greece and Turkey, Demetris Droutsas and Ahmet Davutoglu.
Diplomatic sources said that during the discussion on the Cyprus issue, the Greek Premier called on the Turkish side to show genuine will and take the necessary steps to achieve real progress in the negotiations and a solution to be reached.
Sources said the Turkish President repeated the Turkish positions, that Turkey supports the procedure for a solution to the Cyprus issue and has shown willingness to support the Annan Plan, adding that efforts must be intensified to find a solution by the end of the year.
The two examined Greco-Turkish relations while the Foreign Ministers of both countries agreed that Davutoglu’s visit to Athens should take place in October.
They also discussed the Middle East issue and the common efforts of Greece and Turkey can take on the Middle East, as well as the Iran issue.