President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has said that many of the concerns about the Cyprus issue and ongoingpeace process are unfounded and unjustified. He pointed out that we should not be fearful because fear leads to inactiveness and finally to the prolongation of the Turkish occupation of the island.

Cyprus President: Nicos Anastasiades

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades

Speaking to the press on Friday following a celebration for the Greek National Day of “OXI”, the President said that what is of great importance is to work so that the concerns are overcome.  Asked about the team that will accompany him to Switzerland for the talks to be held on November 7-11, mainly on the territory aspect of the Cyprus problem, the President said that preparations are underway on the experts and legal advisers who will travel with him.

In another question he said that on Sunday, during the meeting of the National Council he will brief the political leaders and he expects their support.

The President also referred to the National Day of “OXI” celebrated by all the Hellenes, he pointed out that when the Hellenes are united, they are victorious and this is something we need to take into consideration.

He said that Cyprus is under occupation and this is a reality we must have in mind and must continue the efforts to reunite our country.

Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island. UN-backed talks are underway with the aim to reunite the island under a federal roof.

President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have decided to travel to Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, to hold talks on November 7-11 mainly on the territory aspect of the Cyprus problem.

Article written by CNA