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Sides recognise importance of ‘an EU solution’

Both sides in Cyprus recognise the importance of obtaining “a genuinely European solution” to unite the island, UN special envoy Espen Barth Eide has said.

He made the comment on Monday following meetings with President Mustafa Akinci and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades in the buffer zone before a visit by European Parliament president Martin Schulz.

“It is a very good sign that EU institutions are showing interest in efforts by the two leaders to find a comprehensive solution,” said Mr Eide.

“I think that one of the very significant achievements in this round of talks is that both sides have embraced and strongly underlined the importance of making this a genuinely European solution.

“The prospect of a possible settlement in Cyprus is very, very important to Brussels and to Europe.”

By Kerem Hasan for Cyprus Today

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