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Eide: Cyprus will remain part of the EU after the conclusion of the agreement in the republic

After the agreement on Cyprus would remain a federal republic in the European Union, he said at a press conference, a special adviser to the UN Secretary General on Cyprus settlement Espen Barth Eide.

"For us it is very important when combining the country to make sure that the Federal Republic has been a full member of the European Union in accordance with the principles of the EU ... For us, it was logical to active participation of the EU in the process, since we are dealing with a member of the EU, who will remain a member of the EU" - he said.

Negotiations on the reunification of Cyprus, with the participation of the Republic of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci began on Monday in Geneva. On January 9 11 for intercommunal talks held under the auspices of the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Cyprus settlement Espen Barth Eide, and on January 12 planned international conference attended by the three guarantor countries - Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom and the European Union. The EU delegation will be headed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

The purpose of negotiations is to end the island's division along ethnic lines. The island is divided with 1974 years after the Turkish military invasion provoked by supporters of the coup d'état of the island joining Greece.

After a two year break, the talks on the reunification of Cyprus resumed in February 2014 years. However, the negotiations in Switzerland in November, despite the best efforts of the leaders of the two communities have not been able to come together on the issue of territorial settlement, which would have paved the way for the final stage of negotiations.

A source: RIA News

Author: Elizabeth Isakov

Tags: Cyprus, the Cyprus issue, the EU Policy

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