Greece-Cyprus-Jordan Summit reaffirms their excellent relations and the fair and viable solution for Cyprus problem

The Greece-Cyprus-Jordan trilateral summit reaffirms the excellent relations and friendship of the three countries and lays the foundations for regional cooperation that they aspire will bring tangible results that benefits all three peoples, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades stated on Tuesday, in a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and King Abdullah II of Jordan after their meeting in Nicosia.

The joint declaration after the meeting must reflect the view that cooperation can contribute to stability, security and prosperity in the wider area, Anastasiades noted. “The agreements to be signed today are an important first step in our common course. Among the most important challenges is the fight against terrorism”, the Cypriot President added.

He welcomed an initiative by Jordan’s King Abdullah II against terrorism and expressed Nicosia’s support for the efforts of the international community to revive the negotiating process for the Middle East.

On the refugee crisis, Anastasiades pledged continued assistance to Jordan in the context of the EU, while thanking King Abdullah II and the Greek prime minister for their support in connection with the Cyprus issue and the efforts made by the Republic of Cyprus to find a mutually acceptable solution on the basis of UN resolutions and EU principles and values.

Howver, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the conclusion of the Trilateral Summit of Greece, Cyprus and Jordan stressed that a fair and viable solution for the Cyprus problem must be reached, which is based on UN treaties and the Cyprus Republic’s capacity as member of the European Union, without guarantees and occupation troops.

On Turkey, he said that it must confirm that it is truly committed to a peaceful resolution of the issue within the framework and parameters set by the United Nations.

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