President Anastasiades to meet Assistant UN Secretary-General

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will meet with Assistant UN Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca, who will visit the island as part of efforts to resume UN-led talks on Cyprus.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, Andreas Iosif, Director of President Anastasiades’ Press Office said in a written statement.

Iosif said that during his meeting with the UN envoy, Anastasiades will “reiterate the Greek Cypriot side’s will and readiness for the resumption of the talks for a solution to the Cyprus problem within the agreed UN framework.”

“The continuation of the efforts aiming to resume the process for the solution of the Cyprus problem on the basis of bizonal bicommunal federation remains our steadfast position”, Iosif added.

Following instructions by the UN SG Antonio Guterres, Jenca undertook fact-finding missions to Cyprus in a bid to create conditions for the resumption of the UN-led negotiating process over a settlement to the Cyprus problem.

Jenca visited Cyprus in the past July and met with President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results.

Source: Cyprus News Agency