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Diko want President not to co-sign joint statement on Cyprus problem

Centre Diko party on Monday called on President Nicos Anastasiades not to sign a joint statement with the Turkish Cypriot leader at the end of the intensive round of UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks which ends on Wednesday.

“We call on the President not to co-sign a joint statement with Mr Mustafa Akinci before this is discussed at the National Council and before the positions of the Turkish side on the crucial issues of security, guarantees, territory and settlers are clarified,” opposition hardline Diko leader Nicolas Papadopoulos said in a statement.

Anastasiades and Akinci will hold their eighth and last meeting on Wednesday morning within the framework of intensive talks in Nicosia under the guidance of UN envoy Espen Barth Eide.

A trilateral meeting in New York between the two leaders and the UN chief is scheduled for September 26.

A National Council meeting in Nicosia has been called for Wednesday evening, hours only after the leaders’ hold their last talks.

 

 

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