Turkish-Greek Forum reported that they welcome the two leaders’ commitment and their engagement with citizens and stakeholders in building confidence in a common future and a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem.
Yesterday the Turkish-Greek Forum issued the following statement:
“On the occasion of its meeting in Cyprus at the Home for Co-operation in the UN Buffer Zone on the 13th and 14th of January 2016, the Greek Turkish Forum had the pleasant opportunity of meeting with the leaders of the two communities.
We want to commend the leaders as well for establishing an exemplary paradigm of communication and outreach based on mutual trust, as reflected in their public statements and actions.
While a settlement is by no means a foregone conclusion at this stage, the positive climate engendered through the talks presents a unique opportunity to achieve progress and successfully conclude the negotiations. The Turkish-Greek Forum is fully committed to supporting the leaders in their quest for a settlement agreeable to both Greek and Turkish Cypriots, and will spare no effort to promote the peace process.”
The Forum noted that the upcoming months will be crucial for Cyprus and the outcome of the peace process and said:
“We welcome their commitment and their engagement with citizens and stakeholders in building confidence in a common future and a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem. The Turkish-Greek Forum is grateful to the leaders for updating forum members on the encouraging atmosphere in the talks under the UN auspices.
We urge the two leaders to do their utmost to overcome existing difficulties in the negotiations to the long-lasting benefit of all Cypriots.”