General Secretary of the National Unity Party (UBP) Ersan Saner also expressed his party’s disappointment over the rejection of Akıncı’s proposal.
“The rejection of the proposal to form a joint committee to deal with the hydrocarbons is a new blow to efforts to reach a solution in Cyprus, Saner said in a written statement on Tuesday.
He added that the rejection proved that the Greek Cypriot leadership and political parties did not support a mutually acceptable just and lasting solution to the Cyprus Problem.
“The Greek Cypriot side is closing the doors for collaboration between the two peoples on the island,” he said.
Saner also said that the Greek Cypriot leadership’s call for the immediate resumption of talks was a waste of time and the sole purpose was to prolong the status quo which worked in its interest.