17 February, 2007
The spokeswoman of EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said on Friday that the Republic of Cyprus is a sovereign state, can sign international agreements and this cannot be disputed. She was replying to reporters' questions on the issue of the exploration of oil off Cyprus.
The EU Commissioner’s spokeswoman added that these agreements should be in accordance with European Union legislation and reiterated the appeal for self-restraint and moderation.
Source: Athens News Agency