UNSG says an agreement on the basis of his points would pave the way for a Cyprus settlement

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed the belief that if there is an agreement on the points he elaborated last Friday during his participation in the Conference on Cyprus, this will constitute a significant progress, which will pave the way for a settlement of the Cyprus problem through further negotiations.

CNA has learned that Guterres, who attended this mornings session of the Conference on Cyprus, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, reiterated his points, making clear that he is not claiming a role.

He also noted that he will be holding bilateral meetings with all participants to listen to their approaches as regards the positions he outlined last week. Guterres said at the beginning of the session that he would not read the speech they had prepared for him.

Meanwhile, during his bilateral meeting with Guterres, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades outlined the positions of the Greek Cypriot side and explained its proposals.

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