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PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias yesterday departed for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Speaking at Larnaca Airport, Christofias said he would relay the message to the UN Secretary-general that dialogues continue, in the framework of the direct talks, and that the Greek Cypriot side is expecting support from the UN and for the international organisation to remain true to its position that the discussions are taking place between Cypriots for the good of the Cypriots.

Christofias noted that there are also international aspects to the Cyprus problem, which “of course, we don’t ignore”.

He added, “We are expecting the United Nations, European Union and other international organisations to play their role towards Turkey, so that the principals of international justice are respected by the occupying forces; otherwise, we will never find a solution to the Cyprus problem”.

The President said he would inform the UN General Assembly on the Cyprus government’s and Greek Cypriots’ positions and principles on the Cyprus problem.

Christofias also let slip that he was reservedly optimistic over the direct talks, which began at the beginning of the month with Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, adding that the Greek Cypriot side was ready to deal with any difficulties that may arise.

Cyprus Mail, September 21, 2008
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