New York.- By Apostolos Zoupaniotis
Speaking to the press following his meeting with British Foreign Minister, the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades expressed the belief that Boris Johnson who will go to Ankara and meet with the President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan, will convey the messages and the positions he explained to him, “so that it will be understood through which ways and how we can reach an agreement that could be accepted by both communities.”
With this meeting President Anastasiades concluded his visit to New York and he is heading to Rome to attend the festivities for the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Convention that created the European Economic Community.
In his remarks to the press following the meeting with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, the President considered his visit entirely successful.
“The first part, as far as the Investment Forum is concerned, was extremely important and I consider it an absolute success. During the forum more than 300 participants had the opportunity to hear about the prospects for secure investments in Cyprus, and there was interest from big Energy companies and Investment Funds”, President Anastasiades said.
Regarding the political part and the meetings he had with the UN Secretary General, the Foreign Minister of Slovakia and President of the forthcoming 72nd UN General Assembly, and the Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, he said that “he had the opportunity to explain difficulties and problems that we face in important sectors (in the talks on the Cyprus problem) that concern the functionality of the state, the future security of the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, and more generally problems that if they are not solved the right way and on the basis of the principles and values of the EU or on the basis of the principle of democracy or even and particularly, always respecting the acquis, it is not possible to reach a solution that will become acceptable by either myself or by the Greek Cypriots.”
He said he is confident that by explaining our positions with thoroughly logical cohesion and arguments, they were both listened to properly and with complete understanding.