Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, February 11, 2014)

Cyprus - Resumption of intercommunity negotiations (February 11, 2014)

France welcomes the adoption by President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr. Dervis Eroglu, of the joint declaration allowing the resumption of intercommunity negotiations aimed at the reunification of the island of Cyprus.

It commends the efforts that have made this possible, and reaffirms that the forthcoming negotiations, initiated on the basis of this joint declaration, should lead to an agreement in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the principles on which the European Union is founded.

France will lend its support to this process, at the national level as well as within the European Union and the UN Security Council. It calls on all parties to adopt a constructive attitude in order to reach a solution.