United Nations.- Efforts by the international community, mainly through the UN Secretary General’s good offices, should assist the two sides in Cyprus to reach a mutually acceptable solution to the Cyprus problem, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stressed.
Speaking after a meeting with Cyprus President Demetris Christofias on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that takes place in New York, Lavrov rejected the imposition of any kind of foreign solution in Cyprus or strict timeframes.
During the meeting, Christofias and Lavrov discussed about the forthcoming official visit of Russian President to Cyprus, which will be held early October.
In his statements, President Christofias said that Lavrov is a very good friend of Cyprus, who struggles for the implementation of the UN resolutions of Cyprus.
“A Minister, friend of Cyprus, who supports a solution to the benefit of all Cypriots, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites, Armenians and Latins. A solution that will be based on the UN resolutions, the UN Charter, the High Level agreements between the leaders of the two communities that provide for a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation and for a united Cyprus”, he said.
Referring to the forthcoming visit of Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to Cyprus, President Christofias noted the importance of the visit for Cyprus and its people.
Lavrov stressed that the Russian Federation works for the implementation of the rule of law, saying that “this is firmly linked with our positions on the Cyprus issue”.
”The international law, regarding the Cyprus issue, is fully incorporated to the UN Security Council’s resolutions, which clearly state that any kind of solution should be found on the basis of the principles of the UNSC’s decisions, which provide for a mutually acceptable solution of the problem”.
On the visit of the Russian President to Cyprus, Lavrov said that it will mark a new era in bilateral relations, noting that many important agreements will be signed.