European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis congratulated today the two leaders, President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı, on the completion of the integration of the mobile network on the island.
More specifically, Valdis Dombrovskis stated: “as of today, subscribers to Cypriot mobile networks can use their phones throughout Cyprus without interruption, including when they cross the green line. The EUCommission Structural Reforms Support Service provided technical and legal advice and financial resources via an Aid Programme”.
“I want to thank leaders of the two communities for their commitment and determination to see this important confidence building measure through”, the Vice President stated.
“This initiative will have a positive impact on lives of Cypriots as it will lead to savings for mobile phone users when they cross the green line. It is also a symbolic measure enabling greater interaction between the communities on the island”, said V.Dombrovskis.
According to a written statement “the Commission has played an active role in supporting the negotiations between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement of the Cyprus issue, held under the auspices of the United Nations.”
“The Commission’s Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) coordinates the Commission’s work in supporting the Cyprus settlement process. To support the conclusion of the agreement for seamless mobile phone use throughout Cyprus, the SRSS provided technical and legal advice, as well as financial resources from the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community”, the statement reads.