NICOSIA, Cyprus, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The EU German presidency pledged to try its utmost for a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem, according to the Cypriot Embassy in Washington.
The German presidency said it would contribute every effort for a settlement in line with relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions and based on the principles on which the EU was founded.
This was stated by Charges d' Affaires of the German Embassy in Nicosia, Joachim Heidorn, whose country undertakes the next EU rotating presidency on Jan. 1, 2007.
"You can be assured that we will try to accommodate the parties involved whenever there is a possibility (for a Cyprus solution)", Heidorn said before stressing that the Cyprus problem remains a serious concern for Europe.
He underlined that the Cyprus issue is not a burden for Europe, but noted that the EU "can function more easily, and can progress much quicker when the problem is resolved".