The UN Secretary General’s Report bears no resemblance to previous ones, but is an extremely negative development
Statement by AKEL C.C. Spokesperson Giorgos Koukoumas
4 January 2022, AKEL C.C. Press Office, Nicosia
The Report of the Secretary General of the UN must be cause for reflection and concern everyone, first and foremost the government. This Report bears no resemblance to previous Reports, but represents a new negative development.
At a time when the Erdogan-Tatar duo is promoting fait accompli in Varosha and insisting on the unacceptable demand for a two state solution, the Secretary General of the UN is essentially assigning equal responsibility on both sides for the deadlock and stalemate on the Cyprus problem. Also extremely worrying is the fact that the Report makes no reference neither to the need for a resumption of the negotiations from the point where they were suspended in 2017, nor even to the basis for a solution to the Cyprus problem, namely bizonal, bicommunal federation. Indeed the danger that even the convergences that have been registered on the Cyprus problem will be nullified is recorded, given that alongside the Turkish partitionist positions. all of Mr. Anastasiades’ “new ideas”, such as the notorious proposal for the return to the 1960 Constitution, which too is outside the framework of the Resolutions of the UN, are also registered in an annex of the Report.
Finally, as we had warned the government, that its decision to install barbed wires inside the buffer zone sent out dangerous messages and led it to clash with the UN and its Peacekeeping Force (UNFICYP) in Cyprus.
The Anastasiades-DISY government was warned repeatedly for all that is happening today throughout the previous years. AKEL insists that a radical change of course is needed on the Cyprus problem, because things are heading towards the disastrous development of the permanent partition of our homeland, which represents a mortal danger for our people and future generations.