Cypriot President thanks Greece for helping contain Turkish revisionism

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A few days before the first round of the presidential elections in Cyprus, the country’s outgoing President, Nicos Anastasiades, visited Greece, Ekathimerini.com reports.

Anastasiades, who will not be running for President in the elections, held meetings at the Maximos Mansion in Athens on Wednesday, where he spoke with Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and thanked him for his support in containing Turkish revisionism.

Cyprus is split into two parts after Turkey invaded the island in 1974, when a coup by supporters of unity with Greece, failed. It is divided into the Greek-Cypriot south and the Turkish-Cypriot north.

According to Ekathimerini.com, Anastasiades also met with Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou during his visit.

During their meeting, Sakellaropoulou said Greece is committed to seeking a fair and viable solution to the Cyprus problem.

Anastasiades and Sakellaropoulou. Photo: Ekathimerini.com

“Turkey’s intransigence and aggressiveness will not deter us from steadfastly supporting the UN secretary-general’s efforts to find common ground so that negotiations can resume,” she said, while outlining the need for any peace deal to be aligned with UN resolutions and EU law.

Later, an agreement was signed by the Greek Education Minister and the Cypriot Education, Sports and Youth Minister on the topic of mutual academic recognition of university degrees.

Anastasiades then joined Mitsotakis on a visit to Mati, where works are taking place for the creation of a Memorial Park donated by the Republic of Cyprus.

Source: Ekathimerini.com

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