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04 December, 1997
Government spokesman Dimitris Reppas said yesterday that Cyprus will be represented by its legal government at the negotiations for accession to the European Union which begin on April 10, 1998.
Prospects for the participation of Turkish Cypriots in the accession talks were being dealt with "in a positive way" by the Cypriot government, he said.
Comments regarding the participation of Turkish Cypriots, made by EU Commissioner Hans van den Broek during a recent visit to Cyprus, in no way constituted recognition of the Turkish Cypriot regime, he stressed. Mr. Van den Broek was expressing certain views but these do not imply recognition of the pseudo-state under any circumstances," he said.
Source: Athens News Agency