UNFICYP engages with both sides to prevent tension related to work to prevent collapse of building, Siddique tells CNA

The UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) continues to actively patrol the sensitive area around Spitfire cafe and is closely monitoring developments on the ground, UNFICYP Spokesperson Aleem Siddique told CNA, invited to comment on the situation in the area after the Nicosia Municipality said on Friday that it has stopped work to shore up a dilapidated building, which housed the Spitfire coffeeshop, at Paphos Gate, Nicosia, after its crews were repeatedly harassed by Turkish troops.

Siddique noted that UNFICYP is engaging with relevant stakeholders on both sides and at the highest level to arrive at a peaceful resolution and prevent tension, noting that the Mission reiterates the need for all concerned to work constructively with UNFICYP to that end.

He went on to say that at this juncture, UNFICYP calls on involved parties to suspend all ongoing a

Source: Cyprus News Agency