Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights organisation campaigning for a reunited Cyprus.
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22 June 2007
Malta calls on Turkey to honour July 8
London--"Lobby for Cyprus thanks Malta for adding its voice to those calling on Turkey to honour 'all its commitments towards the EU, including those regarding the Republic of Cyprus," said Lobby spokesman, Theo Theodourou, following the recent meeting between the President of Malta, Edward Fenech-Adami, and Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos.

London--"Lobby for Cyprus thanks Malta for adding its voice to those calling on Turkey to honour 'all its commitments towards the EU, including those regarding the Republic of Cyprus," said Lobby spokesman, Theo Theodourou, following the recent meeting between the President of Malta, Edward Fenech-Adami, and Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos.

The Maltese president stressed that his country's support for Turkey's accession to the European Union was dependent on Turkey fulfilling all its commitments.

During their meeting, the two leaders discussed the July 8, 2006, UN-brokered Agreement, whose provisions the Republic has been honouring. Theodourou pointed out that Turkey and the leaders of the illegally-occupied north of the island have yet to take the first step toward its obligations under the agreement.

For his part, the Cyprus President underlined that “the Republic of Cyprus remains committed to the full implementation of the 8th July Agreement, which provides for the simultaneous start of bicommunal discussions on substantial issues of the Cyprus problem and on issues that affect the everyday life of all Cypriots."

He added, "An agreed solution should be based on international law, the relevant Resolutions of the United Nations, and should be compatible with the principles and values of which the European Union is founded."

Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political organisation dedicated to the reunification of Cyprus through the removal of the 40,000-man Turkish Army, the repatriation of the 160,000 Anatolian colonists imported into the north to change its demographics, and the return of all refugees to their homes.