UN is not impatient, there is slow progress, UN chief says

The UN is not impatient and is not threatening the parties in Cyprus, UN Secretary-General Antotio Guterres said on Friday, adding however that slow progress has been observed in the Conference of Cyprus that has been underway since the 28th of June in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana.

Guterres chaired Friday’s Conference that is focusing on the issue of Security and Guarantees, considered as a chapter of crucial importance for a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem, as he said.

There is no doubt that some sensitive and difficult issues remain to be resolved, Guterres told a press conference following today’s session of the Conference, adding there is still a lot of work to be done.

Replying to a question if there was progress in today’s meetings, Guterres said progress is slow, adding however many outstanding issues are still to be resolved.

The UN Chief made clear that there is no intention on behalf of the Organisation to consider the role of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), noting that we are not impatient, what we want is the result to be positive and sustainable, we don’t want a false agreement that would not last.

I can guarantee from our side that we are not impatient and we are not threatening the parties in any way, he said.

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Source: Cyprus News Agency

UN is not impatient, there is slow progress, UN chief says

The UN is not impatient and is not threatening the parties in Cyprus, UN Secretary-General Antotio Guterres said on Friday, adding however that slow progress has been observed in the Conference of Cyprus that has been underway since the 28th of June in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana.

Guterres chaired Friday’s Conference that is focusing on the issue of Security and Guarantees, considered as a chapter of crucial importance for a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem, as he said.

There is no doubt that some sensitive and difficult issues remain to be resolved, Guterres told a press conference following today’s session of the Conference, adding there is still a lot of work to be done.

Replying to a question if there was progress in today’s meetings, Guterres said progress is slow, adding however many outstanding issues are still to be resolved.

The UN Chief made clear that there is no intention on behalf of the Organisation to consider the role of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), noting that we are not impatient, what we want is the result to be positive and sustainable, we don’t want a false agreement that would not last.

I can guarantee from our side that we are not impatient and we are not threatening the parties in any way, he said.

MORE LATER

Source: Cyprus News Agency