Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga met on Thursday afternoon with visiting Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis.
Speaking to reporters after the talks, Papariga said that for her party the solution of the Cyprus problem meant "the establishment of a federal state, a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation. No other position can benefit both the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots as well as the peoples of the region."
"Through the policy we are promoting in Greece as regards the Aegean and the broader region, we are supporting the struggle of Cyprus, as one aspect of the issue, beyond the Turkish leadership's stance, is linked to the broader contradictions and developments in the region," Papariga also noted.
The Communist leader added that her party would "always stand by the side of Greek and Turkish Cypriots on the basis of the sole solution that is needed. A Federation with a single international personality."