Greek FM to meet UN Envoy for Cyprus on Friday

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos is scheduled to meet UN Envoy Jane Holl Lute on Friday in the US capital.

He told reporters when asked in New York at the end of his contacts there, that it was up to Lute to visit the region.

We remain firm in the need to have a resolution to the Cyprus problem that will be based on UN decisions and international law, said Katrougalos.

He further added, we will do anything towards this, noting that on April 12 they agreed with Turkey to hold an exchange of views on the international aspect (of the problem), adding he hoped that a new round of negotiations should be well prepared to yield results.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

Talks under the UN auspices aim at reuniting the island under a federal roof. The latest round of talks ended inconclusively in the summer of 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana.

Source: Cyprus News Agency