Greek PM Tsipras, in turn, welcomed recent advances in finding a solution to reunify the island under a federal system.
“We decided to encourage the two communities in Cyprus to find a permanent and fair solution,” he said.
“Now we have an opportunity… We should support a solution in which both nations can live under the roof of a federation within the framework of UN and European Parliament resolutions. This solution should be accepted by everyone and the Cypriot people.”
He also voiced Greek support for Turkey’s bid to join the EU, saying accession would benefit both countries.