President Anastasiades ready for a constructive meeting with Lute, Prodromou tells CNA

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that the Greek Cypriot side looks forward to Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades’ meeting on Sunday with the UNSG’s envoy on Cyprus Jane Holl Lute, with a view to get involved in the process for an agreement on the terms of reference because our goal is for the negotiations to resume the soonest possible in a way that will lead to a comprehensive solution.

Responding to a question by CNA, about the Greek Cypriot side’s and more particularly President Anastasiades’ expectations with regard to his meeting with Lute on Sunday morning, the Spokesman stressed that President Anastasiades is ready to have a constructive cooperation with the UNSG’s envoy, having a clear picture about the way the terms of reference will properly prepare an effective negotiating process as Guterres himself has been asking.

He went on to say that towards this direction we should certainly focus both on the (Guterres) Framework and the six parameters proposed by the Secretary � General, as well as on the convergences achieved so far, taking into consideration all other issues as well.

Prodromou expressed the belief that if there is a positive approach, will and determination from the other side � and particularly from Turkey � then it will be possible to reach an agreement soon on the terms of reference, in order for the negotiations to begin.

Lute who arrived to Cyprus on Friday evening had a meeting on Saturday with the UNSG’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar and her team on Cyprus.

The UNSG’s envoy will hold a meeting on Monday morning with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency