Serhat TUNAR –TDO- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a statement at the Fifth Southern EU Countries Summitheld in Nicosia and said that the relations between Greece and Turkey should be based on the basis of respect for international law.
Leaders of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Malta who participated in the summit focused on migration and other regional issues.
Tsipras stated, “All seven countries participated to the summit agree that relations of each separate country and the EU's with Turkey must be based on mutual respect and respect for international law.”
Tsipras is scheduled to travel to Istanbul on February 5 for a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Commenting on the Cypriot issue, he reiterated Greece's position for a viable solution on the island without guarantor powers or occupation armies.
“This solution must be for the benefit of all Cypriots – Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots,” he added.