SG ”straining every muscle to get Cyprus talks over the lines”, says British Permanent Representative to the UN

British Permanent Representative to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft said that the UNSG Antonio Guterres is straining every muscle to get Cyprus talks over the lines.

Commenting on Guterres return to the Swiss resort of Crans Montana for the Conference on Cyprus, Rycroft said that he very much welcomes the energy and the input of the SG personally has made to the Cyprus talks.

He was there on Friday and on Saturday, he is there today. He is straining every muscle to get these talks over the lines. It’s a historic opportunity. There is still some distance between the parties. We are doing everything we can – as a guarantor in Cyprus – as well, Rycroft said.

UN-facilitated peace talks began in Crans-Montana on June 28 to help find a negotiated settlement that would reunify Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

Source: Cyprus News Agency