The National Council decided during its session, on Monday, to distribute documents among its members, containing the position of the Greek Cypriot side on issues that are being discussed at the negotiating table for a Cyprus solution.
The aim, according to Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, is to have a thematic discussion on a concrete basis.
So far, no documents were distributed and political parties could only have on spot access, when visiting the Presidential Palace or they requested to be briefed by officials.
We can achieve the best possible results in settlement talks only through collective effort and by empowering the President of the Republic, Christodoulides noted, in statements after the end of the National Council’s session, which serves as an advisory body to the President on the handling of the question of Cyprus.
According to Christodoulides, party members pledged not to leak any documents and acknowledged that this practice is harming the process, as well as the negotiating power of our side.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. UN-led talks, aiming to reunite the island under a federal roof, resumed last May.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY