Decision on troops and guarantees has to be taken when all sides are fully prepared, says Eide

The final decision about troops and guarantees in Cyprus cannot be taken now in Geneva, but has to be taken when all sides are fully prepared, UNSG Special Envoy Espen Barth Eide said yesterday after a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, in Athens.In his statements to the press Eide said that Cyprus talks are going through a difficult phase because, in spite of the fact that we have made significant progress on so many chapters, and in spite of the fact that both of the leaders, are both of the view that it would be good to reconvene the International Conference on Cyprus in Geneva, we have not been able so far to agree on the modalities, and the structure and the order of things to be discussed in a possible new Geneva Conference. Eide meets, in Ankara, later today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, UN spokesman Aleem Siddique has told CNA.

Source: Cyprus News Agency