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Greek FM refuses to drink coffee with Turkish counterpart in Cyprus

Greek FM refuses to drink coffee with Turkish counterpart in Cyprus

Turkey‘s top diplomat recently said his Greek counterpart declined his proposal to drink coffee together in Cyprus as a sign of both countries’ willingness to reunify the divided island. “I’m not ready for that,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu quoted Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias as saying as he addressed Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission last

Greek FM launches initiative on Cyprus guarantees

Athens has launched an international campaign on the need for foreign guarantees in a reunited Cyprus to be abolished, daily Phileleftheros  reported on Monday. The sensitive issue will be top on the agenda of talks in Istanbul between Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias and his Turkish counterpart Mehlut Cavusoglu later on Monday. Read the rest

Solution to Cyprus issue will open up cooperation between Greece and Turkey

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has described Greece`s relation with Cyprus as pivotal, while referring to the Greek-Turkish relations he stressed that a solution to the Cyprus problem and an end to any inclination towards violations or threats will open up multiple cooperation forces between the peoples of the two countries. Speaking at the International

Working visits and dirty tactics

Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias was in Cyprus this week. I have to offer my sympathies to all Greek officials visiting Cyprus, where protocol forces them to meet absolutely everyone. Apart from the President and his counterparts, poor Greek ministers have to meet all political party leaders as well as the Archbishop. The gruelling schedule

Kotzias:Greece takes initiatives to end its role as guarantor power inCyprus

Greece takes initiatives to end its status as a guarantor power in Cyprus and contribute to the withdrawal of the Turkish troops from the island, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Tuesday, after meeting Cyprus’ President of the House Yiannakis Omirou, in Nicosia. Besides the Cyprus problem, Omirou and Kotzias discussed problems in the

Nikos Kotzias: Cautious optimism over Cyprus solution

Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias on Monday expressed cautious optimism over the outcome of the UN-brokered Cyprus peace process aiming to reunite the divided island. And he made clear that the immediate withdrawal of Turkey’s occupation troops from the northern part of Cyprus are withdrawn immediately before a settlement can be approved. Kotzias was talking

No occupation troops after a Cyprus settlement, Tsipras and Greek FM say

Greece strives for a solution to the Cyprus problem and expresses solidarity to the efforts of President Nicos Anastasiades to bring about a settlement that would reunite the island that has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias said on Wednesday. In a speech

Eide, Kotzias discuss federal Cyprus’ security

Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias (photo) said on Monday that UN special envoy on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide was presented with a final solution to the divided island’s thorny security issue. Talking after talks in Athens with the Norwegian diplomat, Kotzias, whose country is one of Cyprus’ guarantors, also said the two had a “sincere”

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