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Energy developments expected in a few days FM says

Christodoulides met in Paris with representatives of TOTAL

Newsroom / CNA

Within the next few days ''we should expect developments in relation to the implementation of the Republic of Cyprus's energy plans', Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said today.

Speaking on the sidelines of a Day of Europe event at the Nicosia City Hall, Mr. Christodoulides said he had good talks with his French counterpart. Asked about his contacts with representatives of the French energy major TOTAL, Mr. Christodoulides said that in the next few days we can expect announcements and developments regarding the continuation and implementation of Cyprus's energy planning.

''I estimate that the first arrest warrants will be issued very soon", the Minister said

Christodoulides said that at the informal EU summit in Romania President Anastasiades will inform and discuss with his counterparts about the next steps in how the EU reacts. 
As regards to the measures taken to address the Turkish provocation, Mr Christodoulides referred to the conclusions of March 2018, the common position of the 28 Member States in the EU-Turkey Association Council and the immediate reactions at international level, and said that Nicosia is in contact with EU Member States.
Asked about the international arrest warrants in relation to the Turkish drilling activities in the Cypriot EEZ, Mr. Christodoulides said that "we are in the final stage to issue the first arrest warrants. From then on, it is a matter of justice. "

''I estimate that the first arrest warrants will be issued very soon", the Minister said.

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