President of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuania supports Cyprus reunification process

Wednesday, January 27, Vilnius - Cyprus reunification is among the most pressing issues for Cyprus but also for the European Union, and successful outcome of talks between Cypriot Greek and Turkish communities is therefore crucial, as is a political consensus to settle the conflict that started back in 1974, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė said in the meeting with Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Márkos Kyprianoú.

The Cyprus reunification issue topped the Cypriot Government's agenda in 2008. Cyprus and its northern part are holding talks over the sharing of power as in a federal government.

Other issues discussed in the meeting included prospects of bilateral relations, Lithuania's and Cyprus's preparedness to take over presidency of the European Union, progress of implementation of the Lisbon Treaty and the institutional reform, EU and NATO relations, and the development of alternative and renewable energy sources.

According to the Cypriot Foreign Minister, his country is interested in exploiting new opportunities for the development of renewable energy sources and is looking forward to cooperating with Lithuania in this field. Solar energy could be one of the possible areas of cooperation, given that a new plant for the production of solar batteries was launched into operation this week in Lithuania.

The President and the Cypriot Foreign Minister also agreed on the need to intensify dialogue between the two countries on any issues of concern.
Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.01.27 13:40