President Anastasiades will be explaining the need for good preparation ahead of the resumption of negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem, during his forthcoming visit to New York.
In an interview with London Greek Radio (LGR), President Anastasiades said he would not participate in talks if he did not feel that everything that should be done had been done to justify hope that a new start with prospects would be made.
President Anastasiades, who is holding contacts in London on his way to the UN, said "our will for good preparation shows our willingness to work so that we an effectively reach the desired goal of a solution of the Cyprus problem, the withdrawal of Turkish troops, the restoration of human rights, and the functionality of the state."
He added that there was a renewed international interest in the Cyprus problem, from the US, Russia, China and European countries that are permanent members of the Security Council, namely the UK, France and Germany.
The President said that in New York he would explain that good preparation and a new dynamic were necessary to avoid a repetition of the past, namely talks for the sake of talks.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.