Negotiator of Greek Cypriot side and UN Assistant Secretary-General review the situation in Cyprus

?egotiator of the Greek Cypriot side Menelaos Menelaou and the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas Miroslav Jenca reviewed on Wednesday in Nicosia the situation in Cyprus, in the context of trying to keep alive the prospect of the resumption of Cyprus reunification talks.

As competent sources told CNA, at the meeting there was a “general review” of the situation in the context of the effort to create the appropriate climate and to continue the preparation for the resumption of talks as soon as the conditions allow it.

Jenca’s visit is part of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ commitment to remain involved in the Cyprus issue and provide the support needed to revitalise the prospect of a solution.

This involvement, according to the same sources, sends also the message that the only way forward is to continue trying to reach a solution based on the framework set by the UN resolutions.

According to CNA sources, there’re no expectation for a very significant development in the direction of breaking the stagnation, but the involvement of the UN also contributes to the creation of the appropriate conditions and to avoid a deterioration that will complicate the whole effort and create additional problems.

UN Assistant Secretary-General will be received by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday at 10.30 in the morning.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the island`s northern third. Numerous rounds of talks under UN aegis to reunite the island under a federal roof failed to yield results.

Source: Cyprus News Agency