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Nicosia calls for restraint and calm on the issue of Jerusalem's status

Nicosia calls for restraint and calm on the issue of Jerusalem's status
Cyprus maintains the view that the final status of Jerusalem, the holy city of the three monotheistic faiths, must be determined through negotiations in the framework of the Middle East Peace Process, according to a statement of the foreign ministry of the Republic of Cyprus issued on Thursday.

“The Republic of Cyprus aligns itself with yesterday evening’s statement by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP), Ms Federica Mogherini, following US President Trump’s announcement concerning Jerusalem. Cyprus shares HR/VP Mogherini’s concern on how this development will be perceived in the region", the statement reads.

The foreign ministry in its statement underlines the call of the Republic of Cyprus for restraint and calm and expresses hope for the commencement of negotiations, adding that "the full respect of UN Security Council Resolutions remains Cyprus’s firm position”./IBNA

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