Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday that the basic conditions to formulate the terms of reference have been set. He was asked about his expectations ahead of a tripartite meeting, later this month, with the UN Secretary-General and the Mustafa Akinci, in Berlin.
Asked about preparations for the tripartite meeting, that will take place on November 25, President Anastasiades said that it is possible that the UN special envoy, Jane Holl Lute, will visit Cyprus prior to the meeting.
Speaking about the terms of reference, which could pave the way for the resumption of settlement talks, Anastasiades said that “any attempt to impose in advance or address in advance issues that need to be discussed at the negotiating table” would be an “unthinkable attempt or political act, either from our side, or from the Turkish Cypriot side.”
Anastasiades was speaking after the 6th memorial service of former President of South Cyprus Glafcos Clerides, in Nicosia. He praised Clerides as his mentor and political father, as well as a man with political ethos. We honor today a leader who left his mark on patriotic assertive realism, a characteristic of a visionary politician, he concluded.