President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades received Wednesday, the proposals on the Cyprus issue submitted by the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar on July 1 and 8, through the United Nations.
Government Spokesman Marios Pelekanos says in a written statement that President Anastasiades notes with regret that the proposals constitute a new attempt to establish the unacceptable narrative for a two-state solution.
Nevertheless, Pelekanos says, the President "would be ready to discuss all the proposals, both those proposed by him and those submitted by the Turkish Cypriot leader, provided that the dialogue takes place on the basis of the agreed solution framework as set out in the resolutions of the United Nations and of the Security Council".
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. The last round of UN-backed talks took place in the summer of 2017 in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but failed to yield results.