The government spokesman Christos Stylianidis announced earlier today that the Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis is expected in Athens on Thursday, where he will discuss the latest developments in the Cypriot dispute with Prime Minister Samaras and Foreign Affairs Minister Venizelos.
Mr. Stylianidis stressed that the developments in Cyprus “are at a very delicate staget” and that special care is needed in the ongoing negotiations “since one word alone could make a difference”. When asked if the Turkish Cypriot “minister” of foreign affairs Özdil Nami had visited the presidential hall, Mr. Stylianidis replied negatively. The latest rumors suggest that the joint communiqué that is being prepared will not include any references to Turkish guarantees.
The Secretary-General of AKEL Andros Kyprianou commented that while there is nothing specific to report, based on the information he received from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, he is confident that both sides are close to finalizing the joint communiqué. Mr. Kyprianou maintained that the communiqué must include the three “singles”: sovereignty, nationality and international identity.