Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 00-07-24
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Monday, 24 July 2000
-  G-8 call for a just and lasting settlement in an undivided Cyprus
 G-8 call for a just and lasting settlement in an undivided Cyprus
The Group of Eight (G-8), comprising the seven most industrialised
countries and Russia, issued on July 21 a statement on Cyprus in the
framework of their annual meeting held in Japan.
The G-8 group calls upon the parties "to take the historic opportunity that
now exists to intensify the negotiations in an effort to strike the
compromises needed to reach a just and lasting settlement that protects the
fundamental interests of both parties in an undivided Cyprus giving full
consideration to relevant Security Council Resolutions".
Expressing the hope that decisive progress will be made in the current
round of proximity talks on the Cyprus problem and in the months ahead, the
G-8 also note that "the failure of the two parties to resolve their
differences and end the division of Cyprus remains a matter of serious
concern" to them.
They also recall the declaration issued at their last meeting in Cologne
calling for the resumption of comprehensive negotiations under the UN
auspices on a Cyprus settlement and commend the UN Secretary General for
convening proximity talks between the parties "to prepare the ground for
meaningful negotiations leading to a comprehensive settlement."
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/