President: Eide’s references to possible escalation of tension are unacceptable

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has described as unacceptable remarks by the UNSG’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide who said that the best way to avoid a hot incident in relation to energy issues this summer is to resume negotiations. In separate statements, the President said he would feel sad if the peace talks lead to a deadlock. Meanwhile, Eide comprehensively briefed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres after his meetings in Athens and Ankara on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency