Greek FM emphasises huge step has been made in Crans-Montana

We are struggling in a systematic way to solve the Cyprus problem, to pave the way for the discussion of the important issues of security and guarantees and for changing the obsolete system of guarantees, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Wednesday evening, in statements he made while leaving the venue where the Conference on Cyprus takes place, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

“We consider that a significant step has been made, that everyone admits and accepts that the issue of the guarantees and security of Cyprus is a fundamental issue of the Cyprus question,” he added.

The Conference on Cyprus reconvened on Wednesday in an attempt to push the peace process forward and help find a negotiated settlement to reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

The Conference takes place with the participation of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, as well as Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom as guarantor powers, and in the presence of the European Union as an observer.

source: CNA