Germany continues to support a federal solution in Cyprus on the basis of UN decisions, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday, noting that his country is ready to contribute to the efforts of the Cyprus issue and that all parties involved must have good will.
The German Chancellor, who welcomed Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Christodoulides in Berlin, on his first official visit to the country, said that Germany “continues to support a solution in which Cyprus will become a federal state, bizonal, where the two communities will be represented in the leadership of the state on the basis of UN decisions.”
Therefore, I would like the impasse of the negotiation process to finally gain new momentum,” he added.
Speaking through an intepreter, the German Chancellor said that “that, however, requires political courage on the part of all involved, and I don’t know whether the will is there by all sides.”
“We talked about it and we want to help. Germany is ready to contribute so that everyone gains more trust in each other and if this is desired we are happy to support this negotiation process.”