© Copyright Embassy of Greece 1996-2005. All Rights Reserved.
16 January, 2003
Prime Minister Costas Simitis and European Parliament President Pat Cox called on Turkish Cypriot community leader Rauf Denktash to show a constructive stance.
Speaking to the press on Wednesday, on departing from the Europarliament building with Cox, Simitis said that ''today is a significant day for the course of the resolution of the Cyprus issue, since talks between UN General Secretary representative Alvaro de Soto and (Cyprus President) Glafcos Clerides and Denktash are starting again''.
The Greek premier also said that the possibility of reaching a solution for the Cyprus problem exists, adding that Clerides has held a constructive stance and has shown positive points, whereas it is up to Denktash to do the same.
On his part, Cox called on Denktash to make the necessary effort for a solution to the Cyprus problem, so that ''a reconciled Cyprus (may enter) a reconciled Europe''.
Source: Athens News Agency