JOINT RESOLUTION REPLACING B3-0406, 0412, 0416, 0436, 0454, 0461, and 0469/91


on the application of UN resolutions on Cyprus

The European Parliament,

A. aware that the international community has taken, as its authority for action in the Gulf, the resolutions of the Security Council of the United Nations on the invasion of Kuwait,

B. acknowledging the need for the consistent and impartial application of international law,

C. whereas Turkey has occupied a part of the Republic of Cyprus since 1974,

D. observing the extent to which the international community has collaborated to implement and to apply the UN Security Council resolutions on Kuwait, and understanding that similar determination should be shown in order to implement all relevant UN resolutions on Cyprus by peaceful means,

1. Calls on the Council of European Political Co-operation to intervene actively and to take all necessary steps to ensure that the United Nations resolutions on the question of Cyprus are complied with immediately;

2. Endorses the statement made by the President-in-Office of the Council, Mr Poose, on 7 February 1991 that the Presidency regards it as part of its duties to resolve any crises that affect Community and allied countries, including the Cyprus crisis, and that it intends to take an initiative on the basis of the relevant UN resolutions under the auspices of Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar;

3. Calls on the Council and EPC to support the proposals already put forward to convene a conference on security and co-operation in the Mediterranean (CSCM), on the Helsinki model;

4. Instructs the President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, the EPC, the Governments of Cyprus and Turkey, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and all Members of the UN Security Council.

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