'Greek Cyprus ready for deal with Turk Cypriots'

New Greek Cyprus President Demetris Christofias said on Wednesday he was ready to reach a viable solution with Turkish Cypriots to reunite the Mediterranean island.

'Greek Cyprus ready for deal with Turk Cypriots'
"This time we must succeed. A new failure will be devastating for the future of our people, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots," he told reporters.

"On our part, we are already willing to work hard to reach ... a fair, viable and workable solution soon."

Christofias will meet Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat on Friday, to resume stalled negotiations on the divided island, which remains a hurdle to Turkey's European Union aspirations.

Reuters
Last Mod: 19 Mart 2008, 14:15
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