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Anastasiades wants future-proof solution for Cyprus

President Nicos Anastasiades says he is seeking a specific structure within the efforts to reunify Cyprus that will result in a solution that could be presented to future generations.

Addressing the 21st conference of the ruling Democratic Rally’s youth orgnisation (NEDISY) on Saturday, Anastasiades said that this structure will be based on young peoples’ creative qualities, without elements that promote division and cause new friction and tension.

As reported by the Cyprus News Agency (CNA,) he talked about a solution that will be in line with international and European law, and which would result in a state free from the anachronistic system of guarantees and the illegal occupation troops.

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This state, Anastasiades said, would be able to stand the test of time and would be comparable with European states, will be functional and not an aggravation for Europe.

He said the aim is to build the basis that would lead to cooperation between young people that legally live on the island, whether  they are Greek Cypriots or Turkish Cypriots and we want peace and stability, not friction like in the past”.

This will become possible, he added, when Turkish Cypriots and Turkey realise that we have the right as a state to be independent and to experience what it means to be a normal state. The problems we are facing, he added, are a result of the treaties of guarantees.

Anastasiades said effort now concentrates on rekindling the hope and resuming the dialogue on the basis of the UN Secretary-General’s parametres, international law and the acquis communautaire. That’s my aim and vision, he added.

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