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Seventh meeting of the leaders and representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties in Ledra Palace

Seventh meeting of the leaders and representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties in Ledra Palace

4.11.2019 | Aktivity veľvyslancov

Leaders and representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties met on 30 October 2019 for their regular meeting (7th this year) under the auspices of the Slovak Embassy. The meeting was traditionally held at the Ledra Palace hotel, in the UN controlled buffer zone in Nicosia. The political parties exchanged views on the topic raised by the hosting party, the Greek Cypriot Cyprus Greens - Citizens’ Cooperation „How urgent is the need to combat climate change?“.

 

In their joint communiqué they agreed on need to introduce environmental legislation and strictly adhere to it across the island with the aim to combat climate change.

 

They also expressed belief that the solution of the Cyprus problem aiming at the reunification of their common homeland is a prerequisite for unifying Cyprus’ natural environment. Therefore, they called upon the two leaders to resume the negotiations, according to UN resolutions under the auspices of the UN Secretary General.

 

Joint communiqué adresses the need to commit to the targets set by the European Union for the year 2020 and the upcoming agreements on the targets for 2030, as well as embed the 17 UN sustainability targets for 2030 in all policy decisions. From the political point of view is very important mention that these targets could become the focus of joint task forces or of a joint technical committee that could initiate efforts towards preparing the island as a whole to mitigate the consequences of climate change and ensure that the aforementioned targets are adhered to by all parties concer