18 January, 2007
Dr. Van Coufoudakis, Dean Emeritus, and Professor of Poli-tical Science at Indiana University in the U.S., in an interview he gave to the ANA-MPA on Wednesday said that "in order for the Cyprus issue to be solved in a proper way, real negotiations must be held and not the imposition of a solution, and the lessons of the failure of (former UN secretary-general) Kofi Annan should be taken into consideration."
Coufoudakis said that new UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon must present a new plan for a solution to the Cyprus issue, which will be based on the principles of the European Union and of Human Rights. He stressed that such a plan can cover the needs of both of Cyprus' communities.
Professor Coufoudakis was in Cyprus during these past past days to promote his book "Cyprus: A Contemporary Problem in Historical Perspective", which was published by the Modern Greek Studies Department of the University of Minnesota in the U.S.
Source: Athens News Agency