Statements by Greek Foreign Ministry Spokesman after 12 hour joint meeting on Cyprus
February 12, 2004
: We had a
very important and I would say very hard negotiation this long night. From our
part we have worked in a very constructive spirit in order to find a solution on
the statement proposed by the Secretary General. We have made many positive
proposals in order to meet our common obligation to restart the negotiations for
Could you tell us the three points that you wanted included?
I would say that we have submitted three alternative proposals concerning the
participation of the European Commission in the negotiating process. For us it
is a very important point, because the
Mr. Denktash insinuated that it was the Greek side that did not agree and he is
ready to go forth, could you elaborate on that?
I explained that we made a big effort tonight to find a solution of the problem
Is tomorrow the last day negotiating?
Tomorrow we will have the new proposal from the Secretary General, so I donít
think it will be the last day. From our part we will work in full co-operation
with the Secretary-general and his Special Representative Mr.
What were the other two points? You mentioned the EU, what were the other two?
I would say that itís not three points, its three alternative proposals
concerning the same point; the participation of the EU, the European Commission
during the negotiating process with its technical assistance, its expertise.
What was the Turkish objection to including the EU?
They did not want to mention the role of the European Commission during this
What time tomorrow?
A: We will wait for the new proposal from the Secretary Generalís side at , and we have the time to respond, we will respond about 11-12 oíclock
You will receive it here?
We will say tomorrow morning. We will receive the fax from Mr.
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