Statement by the Government Spokesman
Saturday, July 8 2000


The Government Spokesman, Mr. Michalis Papapetrou, who is in Geneva on account of the proximity talks currently being held there, made today the following statement as regards press reports about proposals which the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Rauf Denktash, purportedly submitted to the United Nations:

“The United Nations has not conveyed to the President of the Republic any proposal by the Turkish side. President Clerides’ meetings with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Mr. Alvaro de Soto, are exclusively devoted to discussion of the four core issues of the Cyprus problem, as determined by the UN Secretary-General.

The positions of the Greek Cypriot side are well known. They are based on the high level agreements and the UN Security Council resolutions, and remain firmly as such”.

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