First Cyprus-Greece-Is­rael meet­ing on Thurs­day

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The first tri­par­tite meet­ing be­tween the lead­ers of Cyprus, Greece and Is­rael will take place in Nicosia on Thurs­day, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Pres­i­dent Ni­cos Anas­tasi­ades, Greek Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras and Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu, will be ac­com­pa­nied by mem­bers of their cab­i­nets.

Govern­ment Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said on Tues­day that the main is­sues on the agenda will be en­ergy, econ­omy and tourism.

He said that the lead­ers will adopt the Dec­la­ra­tion of Nicosia which will out­line the way the co­op­er­a­tion will ad­vance un­til the next tri­par­tite meet­ing within six months.

As re­gards the on­go­ing UN-led Cyprus talks, Christodoulides said that on Fri­day Pres­i­dent Anas­tasi­ades and Turk­ish Cypriot leader Mustafa Ak­inci will hold one more meet­ing, dur­ing which they will dis­cuss is­sues re­lat­ing to prop­erty and the ter­ri­tory.

As re­gards the guar­an­tees is­sue, he said that he does not be­lieve this to be one of the most dif­fi­cult is­sues on the ne­go­ti­a­tion ta­ble, not­ing that it is clear that in 2016 mil­i­tary guar­an­tees or guar­an­tees for an EU mem­ber state are out of the ques­tion.

“The con­tent of the so­lu­tion, the fact that the Re­pub­lic of Cyprus is an EU mem­ber state, and will con­tinue to be af­ter the so­lu­tion of the Cyprus prob­lem, is the best guar­an­tee as re­gards the so­lu­tion of the prob­lem,” he said.

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