“AKEL’s position, the dedication towards the solution of our political problem far from serving political and party expediencies and considerations, is driven by genuine patriotism and the concern for the future of our country and people. Within this framework, AKEL will work tirelessly for the resumption of the negotiations as the UN Secretary-General sets out and for their positive outcome. We shall continue to demand the speedy withdrawal of all the occupying troops, the demilitarization of Cyprus and the immediate end of guarantees and intervention rights. At the same time we shall continue to warn about the devastating consequences of any partitionist solution.”
On July 6, the General Secretary of the CC of the AKEL Andros Kyprianou delivered a speech at the 31st Pancyprian Festival of Youth and Students of the EDON (United Democratic Youth Organization). Kyprianou criticized the austerity policies imposed by the Anastasiades-DISY government and asserted that the President has a responsibility to the country and young generation for not going down in history as “the President of partition”. Since the elections in Turkey are over, Kyprianou expressed that right now everyone must focus on returning to the negotiating table on the basis of the framework set by the UN Secretary-General and the long-standing positions for the solution of the Cyprus problem.