Cypriot president Anastasiades rejects press reports on rift with Greek foreign ministry

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades rejected on Thursday press reports which claimed there as a rift in the country’s relations with the Greek foreign ministry, saying relations are excellent with everyone in the Greek government.

“It’s not just the prime minister, it’s the government of Greece,” he said responding to questions during a press conference in Nicosia. “Those people who insinuate at such critical times that there’s a possibility of a crisis in the relations between Cyprus and Greece should stop,” he added.

“We have an excellent cooperation with the Greek government, the prime minister – who expresses the policies formed by the government team – and therefore I consider unjustified, at this particularly critical time, any speculation.”

Separately, Alternate government spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos said “there is no problem with Mr. Kotzias”.