From the speeches delivered at the ceremony, it seems that the “Cem-Papandreu community” is now focused on seeing real progress in the Cyprus talks. There is optimism around the approaches of the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders, Mustafa Akıncı and Nikos Anastasiades, who believe that success in reunification talks in Cyprus could decrease tension in the wider East Mediterranean.
With so much violence and conflict in the region, and with failing states from Syria to Iraq to Libya, peace is certainly something that the peoples of the region need. In times of war, it is certainly good to hear about pledges for peace.
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