Meeting between the President of the Republic of Cyprus and the German Chancellor (12 January 2011)

On 12 January 2011, Demetris Christofias, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, Markos Kyprianou, Cypriot Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Christoph Heusgen, Chancellor Merkel’s Adviser on Foreign and Security Policy, meet at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia. Following this meeting the President of the Republic of Cyprus comments on the significance of the visit by the German delegation and on the progress made in deepening bilateral relations between the two countries, and refers to the aspiration to create bridges of unification and solidarity between the Cypriot communities and the EU as part of the solution to the Cyprus issue. The proposed solution is the potential implementation of a federation based on the German model. The Cypriot President also makes reference to Turkey’s path to EU accession. The German Chancellor expresses an appreciation for the initiative taken by the Republic of Cyprus for the resolution of the Cyprus issue and expresses her support for the advancement of accession negotiations and, by extension, for the improvement of relations between Greece and Turkey.

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus. President Christofias meets German Chancellor - 12/01/2011. [ON-LINE]. [Nicosia]: Republic of Cyprus, [12.01.2011]. Available at .

Copyright: (c) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus

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