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02 October, 2022
 
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Averoff: 'We will give what we can to the vulnerable child - We are not racists'

'Immigration is evolving into another major national issue and Cyprus is in a state of emergency'

Source: CNA

No one else wants a solution to the Cyprus problem more than we do, according to DISY President Averof Neophytou, noting that a normal state cannot have foreign guarantors and occupying troops.

Mr. Neophytou commented on an article in the newspaper "o Phileleftheros" regarding the UN meeting of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Tsavousoglou in Crans Montana in 2017.

He noted that "the Guterres framework set the right parameters for a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem, putting the issue of security at the forefront" and that, in Crans Montana, the UN Secretary-General spoke of a normal state.

"And a normal state can not have foreign guarantors and occupying troops", stressed Mr. Neophytou, reiterating that the Greek Cypriots are the first to want a solution, it is enough for the Turkish side to abandon its intransigence.

Cyprus is in a state of emergency due to immigration

Referring to the immigration issue, Mr. Neophytou commented "unfortunately, immigration is evolving into another major national issue concerning the national security of the country, which burdens public finances, is a risk of increasing crime but also a risk of altering the demographics of Cyprus".

At the same time, he stressed that "we are not racists" and that "of course we will give everything we can to the vulnerable child, to the immigrant who has been endangered by an unacceptable regime in his country."

On the other hand, he pointed out, it is the obligation of the Government - "and I stand by it" - to protect the Cypriot as well.

The country, he continued, "can not make 'Corfu free' and Cyprus can not withstand 4% flows".  He also called on the opposition to realize the problem.

"Cyprus is in a state of emergency and instead of arguing with each other, we should all support the Government for the protection of our country, without sending xenophobic and racist messages," he added.

The statements of the President of DISY were made on the sidelines of his visit to a technology company in Limassol, with him expressing his confidence that, with the new incentives recently announced by the Government, Cyprus can become a "tech island" of the eastern Mediterranean. .

Saying that "there are many successful companies in our country", Averof Neophytou added that "we can and will make the best Cyprus, the quality Cyprus, which opens horizons to young people".

"The strong minds of our country can create and give back, which will have significant results both financially and socially," he said, noting that by visiting these companies he takes into account the challenges and opportunities they face.

 

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