President: If the UN Secretary General wishes, he could send a personal envoy to try resume the stalled peace talks (1)

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has not ruled out the possibility of a personal envoy of the UN Secretary General trying to look into the chances of resuming the stalled peace talks.

Speaking to the press after a two-hour long tete a tete meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, the President also said that they had a frank and calm discussion, during which they talked about problems they are faced with and the prospects of a new dialogue.

“We established the disagreements that exist,” he noted.

The President also said that he reiterated his readiness to begin negotiations from the point at which the talks ended in July last year in Crans Montana, in Switzerland.

Nobody has ruled out the possibility of the UN Secretary General, if he so wishes, sending a personal envoy in order to examine the chances of resuming the dialogue, which should focus on the UN Secretary Generals parametres as the main issue, he added.

Repeated UN-led round of negotiations have yet to lead to an agreement which would reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency