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Anastasiades comments were ‘misinterpreted,’ says Cypriot gov’t spokesman

A Cypriot government spokesman has said that comments by President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday that Cyprus had drafted a plan to deal with the fallout of a possible Greek euro exit were misinterpreted.

During a radio interview on Saturday, Nikos Christodoulides said that the Cypriot president had spoken with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to affirm his country’s support for the Greek economy.

Responding to a journalist’s question about the possibility of a so-called Grexit during a press conference Friday on the end of capital controls on the island, Anastasiades said that Nicosia had “prepared a plan to deal with whichever outcome may transpire,” adding, however, that he wanted to believe that “there is no such risk.”