Schulz sees hope for a real constructive solution in Cyprus

Schulz sees hope for a real constructive solution in Cyprus

For the first time in a long time there is hope for a constructive solution in Cyprus, said Wednesday European Parliament President Martin Schulz, after a meeting with UN Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide regarding the latest developments on the Cyprus question.

“It is not yet done, there is still a lot to do, there are still a lot of problems ahead, but there is the option for a real constructive solution”, he said.

Schulz said that the world “hope” described his estimation for the next necessary steps and the possibilities to come to a constructive solution in the foreseeable time.

“It`s the first time in a long time that there’s a real chance. Whatever the EP can do within the framework of the EU institutions, we will do”, he pointed out.

He added that the EP was supportive and constructive in finding a solution.

“This is not only a Cyprus issue but a European issue at its very heart”, said on his part the UN Special Adviser.

He added that the leaders in Cyprus, President Anastasiades and Mr Akinci, were really working hard to solve the Cyprus problem.

“I feel on a daily basis their joint commitment to do so”, he said adding that what UN, EU and everybody that cares about the Cyprus question could do was to help and support them in that very important process.

“This is the moment. We either use this moment well or there will be big disappointment again”, he noted, sending at the same time “the message of strong opportunity and strong hope”.

A new round of UN-backed talks with the aim to reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, resumed last month.