Cyprus To Give Greece Unconditional Support

February 19, 2015

The President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, said his country will give Greece its full support in all European Union talks. Commenting on the talks between Greece and the EU, Anastasiades said, "I am not saying that I am optimistic; however, I am saying that our wish is for everyone to realize that development and the creation of new jobs is the answer to austerity or to strict austerity, a position that the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has included in his pre-election program. He told CNA:

"Cyprus's firm stance is the support of Greece, and this is the position I maintained in the European Council, and this is confirmed by the Greek side. Therefore this is going to be our policy in all the critical meetings that will follow, either Eurogroup meetings or the European Council meetings."

Commenting on a possible Greek exit from the euro, he said:

"Of course a possible Grexit would not only affect Greece but the whole of Europe. Therefore, there will be some consequences, but only a few that will not dramatically influence the situation in Cyprus."