04 April, 2006
Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said on Monday that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's plan for a solution to the protracted Cyprus problem, as it was presented to the Cypriot people belongs now to history, underlining at the same time that "from the moment that the Cypriot people voted against it, the plan does not exist any more."
Bakoyannis was speaking to the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) one day ahead of her visit to the island republic.
Bakoyannis also underlined that Turkey must abide by her obligations undertaken towards the European Union and implement the Protocol for the extension of the customs union to cover also the Republic of Cyprus. She said that this should be regarded as a given fact and referred to EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn's repeated statements on the issue, to statements by the EU presidency and various foreign ministers.
Source: Athens News Agency