UNFICYP, immigration discussed at meeting between Foreign Minister – UNGA President

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides has held a meeting with the President of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak, on the sidelines of the Ministerial Conference in the Greek island of Rhodos, during which they discussed about the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), immigration and regional developments.

Spokesman of the General Assembly President, Brenden Varman, told the press on Friday at the United Nations, that Miroslav Lajcak participated in the Third Ministerial Conference on Security and Stability in Rhodos.

While in Greece he met with the Foreign Minister of Albania. He also met with the Foreign Minister of Cyprus. They spoke about the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, migration and regional developments., he said.

UNFICYP is one of the longest-running UN Peacekeeping missions. It was set up in 1964.

The Republic of Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. A UN-backed Conference on Cyprus last summer in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana, aiming to reunify the island under a federal roof, ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency