UN initiative on Cyprus may be anticipated, says Government Spokesman

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said that initiatives on the part of the United Nations may be expected.

In statements at the Presidential Palace, asked about developments concerning the Cyprus problem, he said what can be expected next are some initiatives on the part of the UN. Otherwise, we should anticipate the Turkish side’s response to President of the Republic’s call for the resumption of the dialogue.

Asked if there will be an appointment of a Cyprus envoy by the UNSG, Prodromou said we do not have any such information, adding we are expecting to see if there are any moves. He also said the UN has not asked for the Greek Cypriot side’s view on the matter.

Prodromou said the President’s position is clear and further to that, there is nothing else the President can do. The Spokesman said there might be developments, but reminded journalists of the forthcoming elections in Turkey and the situation as this has evolved with Turkey’s attitude.

UN talks aim at reuniting Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, under a federal roof.

During the informal dinner held on the 16th of April between President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, (their first meeting after the July 2017 unsuccessful Cyprus talks in Switzerland), the Cypriot President reiterated that the Greek Cypriot side is ready to resume talks from where they were left in Switzerland.

Source: Cyprus News Agency