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23-01-2020 11:52

The President of the Republic had a telephone conversation with the Chancellor of Germany

The President of the Republic, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, had this morning, while in Jerusalem, where he is attending the 5th World Holocaust Forum, a telephone conversation with German Chancellor, Ms Angela Merkel, in light of her upcoming visit to Turkey.

During their telephone conversation, the President of the Republic asked of Chancellor Merkel to convey a message to the President of Turkey, Mr. Tayyip Erdogan, for an immediate cessation of Turkey's illegal actions in Cyprus’ EEZ and, at last, for Turkey to comply with a multitude of European Council resolutions and conclusions.

The President of the Republic reiterated his determination and readiness to resume a dialogue, free from threats, leading to the solution of the Cyprus problem.

For her part, Chancellor Merkel assured that she would both convey the message of President Anastasiades to the Turkish President, and also underline the EU's positions.

Chancellor Merkel also said that she would brief President Anastasiades, in the coming days, about the results of her meeting with the Turkish President.

(EH)