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Schultz and Eide say there is hope for solving Cyprob

4 June 2015

EU Parliament President Martin Schultz has given a positive message regarding the Cyprus negotiations. After talks with UNSG Special Envoy Espen Barth Eide in Brussels, he said there remain many difficulties to overcome however, there is a real choice for a constructive solution.

 “For the first time in a long time there is hope that we will come to a solution. It is not yet done, there is still a lot to do, there are still a lot of problems ahead,” Schultz said in Brussels on Wednesday.

“But it’s the first time in a long time that there’s a real chance. Whatever the EP can do within the framework of the EU institutions, we will do. We are supportive and constructive in finding a solution,” he added.

Special Envoy Espen Barth Eide also said, “I am here with the message of strong opportunity and strong hope. This is not only a Cyprus issue but a European issue at its very heart,” he added.

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