Anastasiades hopes ‘intense diplomatic efforts’ on Varosha will yield results

President Nicos Anastasiades expressed hope on Sunday that “intense diplomatic efforts” would prevent further threats by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to the north on Tuesday.

In a statement to the Greek newspaper To Vima, Anastasiades said that the government, in coordination with the Greek government, was exhausting every diplomatic effort “both within the European Union and towards friendly countries, including permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council”.

Anastasiades reiterated the government’s political will and determination to work within the parameters of the United Nations and the European Union to find a solution to the Cyprus problem “leading to a federal state with its independence and sovereignty fully full guaranteed, and which will be free of third-party guarantees or occupying troops”.

Such a solution should “ensure the functionality and therefore the viability of the state, always with full respect of t