10 January 2014 15:07

Cyprus is determined to resume peace talks and end the impasse on negotiations government spokesman Christos Stylianides assured on Wednesday.
Addressing the media after a National Council meeting, Stylianides said President Anastasiades briefed council members over the Turkish Cypriot side’s rejection of the most recent proposal regarding a joint declaration and reaffirmed the government’s eagerness to continue with the talks.
“We insist that there is no deadlock with regard to the Cyprus problem and wish to make clear that we are pushing for substantive dialogue to resume.”
The top advisory body to the President on the progress of the Cyprus issue is next set to meet on January 24 to continue discussions on the peace process.
Cyprus’ reunification talks have taken a back seat to the island’s economic woes since the eurozone's haircut in March last year followed by tough bailout terms, while the most recent delay centred on the wording of the joint statement on basic principles.


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